D_INSTANTIATE(9) The Linux VFS D_INSTANTIATE(9)
NAME d_instantiate - fill in inode information for a dentry
SYNOPSIS void d_instantiate(struct dentry * entry, struct inode * inode);
ARGUMENTS entry dentry to complete
inode inode to attach to this dentry
DESCRIPTION Fill in inode information in the entry.
This turns negative dentries into productive full members of society.
NOTE! This assumes that the inode count has been incremented (or otherwise set) by the caller to indicate that it is now in use by the dcache.
COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. July 2015 D_INSTANTIATE(9)