DROP_NLINK(9) The Linux VFS DROP_NLINK(9)NAME
drop_nlink - directly drop an inode's link count
void drop_nlink(struct inode * inode);
This is a low-level filesystem helper to replace any direct filesystem manipulation of i_nlink. In cases where we are attempting to track
writes to the filesystem, a decrement to zero means an imminent write when the file is truncated and actually unlinked on the filesystem.
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CLRI(8) BSD System Manager's Manual CLRI(8)NAME
clri -- clear an inode
clri special_device inode_number ...
Clri is obsoleted for normal file system repair work by fsck(8).
Clri zeros out the inodes with the specified inode number(s) on the filesystem residing on the given special_device. The fsck(8) utility is
usually run after clri to reclaim the zero'ed inode(s) and the blocks previously claimed by those inode(s). Both read and write permission
are required on the specified special_device.
The primary purpose of this routine is to remove a file which for some reason is not being properly handled by fsck(8). Once removed, it is
anticipated that fsck(8) will be able to clean up the resulting mess.
SEE ALSO fsck(8), fsdb(8), icheck(8), ncheck(8)BUGS
If the file is open, the work of clri will be lost when the inode is written back to disk from the inode cache.
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