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virtfs hard links orphans

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by santrix, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. santrix

    santrix Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a brain fart regarding ls - my understanding was the ls -l 2nd column gives the number of links to the file

    I see this, which seems to indicate only one hard link TO each file - kind of makes sense.

    -rw------- 1 root root 4194304000 Jan 26 2012 /home/virtfs/user1/usr/tmpDSK
    -rw------- 1 root root 4194304000 Jan 26 2012 /home/virtfs/user2/usr/tmpDSK
    -rw------- 1 root root 4194304000 Jan 26 2012 /home/virtfs/user3/usr/tmpDSK
    -rw------- 1 root root 4194304000 Jan 26 2012 /home/virtfs/user4/usr/tmpDSK
    -rw------- 1 root root 4194304000 Jan 26 2012 /home/virtfs/user5/usr/tmpDSK

    However, the above all share the same inode number on the server (Centos 5.9 Cloudlinux). So when I look at the 'source file' - i.e. with the same inode number:

    -rw------- 1 root root 4194304000 Jan 26 2012 /usr/tmpDSK

    It shows again only 1 link to it. Shouldn't it show 6 ?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    cPanel uses bind mounts, not hard links, to set up the user's files under /home/virtfs.

    Thank you.
     
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