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RE: Question on 'jffs_rename'...

If you delete before you write, you have the possibility of losing all
information about the file's name if you take a fault before the new node is
completely written out.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven J. Hill [mailto:sjhill@xxxxxxx.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 5:07 PM
To: JFFS List
Subject: Question on 'jffs_rename'...

Around line 508 in 'inode-v22.c' in 'jffs_rename', I am curious
why in the case of a file with the same destination name exists,
that the destination file is removed after the new inode has
been written. I would think that you would remove the existing
file first thereby increasing your chance of having free space
on the flash since the call to 'jffs_write_node' will do GC if
it needs to which would free up some space in the case of low
memory situations. Thoughts?


 Steven J. Hill - Embedded SW Engineer
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