CLEAR_NLINK(9) The Linux VFS CLEAR_NLINK(9)

NAME clear_nlink - directly zero an inode´s link count

SYNOPSIS void clear_nlink(struct inode * inode);

ARGUMENTS inode inode

DESCRIPTION This is a low-level filesystem helper to replace any direct filesystem manipulation of i_nlink. See drop_nlink for why we care about i_nlink hitting zero.

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