FIND_INODE_NUMBER(9) The Linux VFS FIND_INODE_NUMBER(9)

NAME find_inode_number - check for dentry with name

SYNOPSIS ino_t find_inode_number(struct dentry * dir, struct qstr * name);

ARGUMENTS dir directory to check

name Name to find.

DESCRIPTION Check whether a dentry already exists for the given name, and return the inode number if it has an inode. Otherwise 0 is returned.

This routine is used to post-process directory listings for filesystems using synthetic inode numbers, and is necessary to keep getcwd working.

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