Names to ids

David Landgren david at
Wed Jan 25 14:18:54 GMT 2006

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 25 Jan 2006, at 13:56, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>> Is your numeric id allowed to be longer than 32 bits? If not the first 
>> eight characters will do fine - you only have a 32 bit numberspace to 
>> use anyway. If not what (if any) length constraints does the numeric 
>> id have?
> Or - if it's a unixish system - what about the inode?

If the file gets copied or restored or the partition gets fscked 
(literally &/or figuratively), the inode could change.


> --Andy Armstrong,

"It's overkill of course, but you can never have too much overkill."

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