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

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Nov 10 10:30:39 GMT 2005

In message <20051110202946.Q2041 at>, Bruce Evans writes:

>>>> The reason it is not in dirent is that UFS/FFS uses dirent as the
>>>> layout in directories as a microoptimization.
>>> I think the reason is exactly the opposite.
>> Care to elaborate ?
>I think ffs is older than the current `struct dirent', and the latter
>was copied from ffs's `struct direct', not vice versa.

Yes, we're in agreement then.

My point was that cookies were not added to dirent because of the
UFS/FFS relationship.

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