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Inode generation number

Hi,

Whats the equivalent field as inode generation field in OneFS 8.1.

Is inode number never reused after file/dir deletion? 

 

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Inode numbers are never re-used in OneFS, i.e. they basically keep increasing for new files. (I say basically because there are pre-pooled ranges of inode number across the cluster. So a new file can get a /lower/ inode number than an older file if the new file happens be created from a different inode 'pool'. But over time, numbers increase.) 

What are you trying to do; how to you get involved with inode generation numbers?

-- Peter

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Inode numbers are never re-used in OneFS, i.e. they basically keep increasing for new files. (I say basically because there are pre-pooled ranges of inode number across the cluster. So a new file can get a /lower/ inode number than an older file if the new file happens be created from a different inode 'pool'. But over time, numbers increase.) 

What are you trying to do; how to you get involved with inode generation numbers?

-- Peter

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Thanks for the clarification.

I wanted to identify file uniquely even after deletion. In case inode get reused(As other file systems) I may end up with two entries for same file.

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