Re: updated msdos patch for 2.1.72

Horst von Brand (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:02:27 -0300

Bill Hawes <> said:
> In addition to preserving error semantics, leaving the negative dentry
> in place will speed up operations if for some reason the invalid name is
> used a lot. This might be the case with certain wild-card names like
> *.bak or whatever.

What happens if somebody creates xyz.bak after creating the negative
dentry? I think situations like this argue against "wildcard" dentries.

Just wondering...

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