Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2019 22:56:06 -0500 From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu> To: Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de> Cc: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org>, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, musl@...ts.openwall.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-nfs@...r.kernel.org, linux-cifs@...r.kernel.org Subject: Re: getdents64 lost direntries with SMB/NFS and buffer size < unknown threshold On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 08:38:07PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote: > 32 bits are simply not enough storage space for the cookie. Hashing > just masks the presence of these bugs, but does not eliminate them > completely. Arguably 64 bits is not enough space for the cookie. I'd be a lot happier if it was 128 or 256 bits. This is just one of those places where POSIX is Really Broken(tm). Unfortunately, NFS only gives us 64 bits for the readdir/readdirplus cookie, so we're kind of stuck with it. - Ted
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