New rename(2) function

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 2 08:12:00 GMT 2007

On Aug  1 18:25, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Corinna Vinschen on 8/1/2007 3:03 PM:
> >>> "If the old argument and the new argument resolve to the same existing file, 
> >>> rename() shall return successfully and perform no other action."
> >> [...]
> >> *sob*.  This requires to open both files and look for the file id.
> >> I'm seriously disappointed about this requirement.  You can tell
> >> that your friend Austin or whatever his name is!!!1!
> > 
> > I've checked in a patch to get on with Doc Austin.
> Is it any cheaper to determine how many links fh has, and skipping all the
> efforts of opening nfh if it is less than 2?

Hmm, yeah, thanks, I failed to think of that.

> Other than that, it looks
> like you've implemented what the Doc ordered (although it may still be
> worth asking him to reconsider his position on ERN 88).

Sounds good.


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