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Re: Freeing unlinked inodes in JFFS2
> It seems like JFFS2 doesn't free inode_cache & raws for inodes having
> nlink == 0, while mounting. Although it marks all raw nodes belonging
> to that inode as obsolete. I am not able to figure out the reason
> behind keeping these inodes in inocache_list / in core all the time.
> These may be deleted files. They need not be in inocache_list.
> If anyone has any idea about why JFFS2 is doing so pls let me know.
The _correct_ response to this question is that JFFS2 frees the inocache
when all the physical nodes belonging to that inode have been erased from
the flash. So the inocache _will_ go away in time, just not immediately.
I've reverted the broken patch I had committed :)
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