inode of anonymity file

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Thu Sep 12 04:20:11 EDT 2013

On Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:08:24 -0000, binoy.jayan at said:
> Are you talking about an orphaned inode?

No - orphaned is the state the inode ends up in if the file was open but
unlinked when the system is rebooted.  At that point, the inode is still
there (since it was never reclaimed before the reboot) but not listed in
any directory, so its reference count has indeed become zero.

An unlinked inode still has a non-zero reference count (due to the open
file descriptor onthe file).
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