[tz] Posix time zone question

Petr Machata pmachata at redhat.com
Tue Jan 17 17:06:50 UTC 2012

John Haxby <john.haxby at oracle.com> writes:

> On 16/01/12 23:22, Petr Machata wrote:
>> I seem to recall that identical zones are hardlinked, so having two (or
>> several) files like that only has an overhead of one inode.  At least on
>> Linux, I don't know how AIX works in this regard.
> Nit picking: making a hard link to a file creates a directory entry and
> increments the link count in the inode so the overhead is a directory
> entry.   Another way to think of this is that a file is defined by its
> inode and it has zero or more names: each name is a directory entry that
> maps the name to the inode number and the number of names is link count
> in the inode.   I can't imagine that AIX would be any different to any
> other Unix in this regard.

It seems I have my vocabulary all mixed up.  Thanks for correction.


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