cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_subr.c src/sys/fs/devfs devfs_vnops.c

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Nov 10 07:03:16 GMT 2005

In message <20051109225823.Y62099 at>, Doug White writes:

>> The proper fix is to put the cookie in the dirent and abandon the
>> microoptimization that UFS/FFS stores struct dirent directly on
>> the disk.
>It would be nice if you guys could sit down and figure out just which
>"proper fix" you want implemented, since everyone seems to have their own

I don't think I've seen any other proposals than to put it in
dirent where it rightfully belongs.

The reason it is not in dirent is that UFS/FFS uses dirent as the
layout in directories as a microoptimization.

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