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Date:      Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:30:06 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <ateve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Devin Teske <dteske@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: MFS root filesystem and static binaries size
Message-ID:  <20121017093006.11ef91b99dfafdeb3f2a28ed@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <79906B82-7EF3-44DD-95A1-EF1DD239E2CD@fisglobal.com>
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On Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:13:41 -0700
Devin Teske <devin.teske@fisglobal.com> wrote:

> When two files have the same inode, they are "hard links" to each other.
> Unlike a "soft link" (or "symbolic link" as they are more appropriately
> called), which stores a destination-path of the target, a hard link
> instead looks and acts no different than the original in every way.

	A better way of thinking about it (ie. closer to reality) is that
the inode entry is the file. When two directory entries both have the same
inode number in them they refer to the same file. Crunchgen produces a
file  with a lot of names.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <ateve@sohara.org>



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