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Aren't '.' and '..' the canonical example of hard link to directory ?
How does the kernel handle locking for those two case ?
More notes on reiser4
Posted Sep 2, 2004 15:54 UTC (Thu) by RobSeace (subscriber, #4435)
Posted Sep 11, 2004 15:57 UTC (Sat) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
Simple. It mostly ignores them when they are in present on disk (some filesystems do not even have "." and ".." on disk!) and handles them specially when in memory.
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