0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2019 6:39 AM by continuum

    How to predict VMFS 6 inode numbers ?

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      Does anybody know anything about the way that VMFS 6 uses to number inodes ?

      As far as I know the inode numbers for the hidden .sf files always use the same numbers:

      ls -iahl

      4194308 -r--------    1 root     root       56.6M Jul 18 18:46 .fbb.sf

      8388612 -r--------    1 root     root      128.6M Jul 18 18:46 .fdc.sf

      33554436 -r--------    1 root     root      256.2M Jul 18 18:46 .jbc.sf

      25165828 -r--------    1 root     root       16.1M Jul 18 18:46 .pb2.sf

      12582916 -r--------    1 root     root       64.0K Jul 18 18:46 .pbc.sf

      16777220 -r--------    1 root     root        1.0G Jul 18 18:46 .sbc.sf

      29360132 drwx------    1 root     root       68.0K Jul 18 18:46 .sdd.sf

      20971524 -r--------    1 root     root        7.0M Jul 18 18:46 .vh.sf

      I would like to be able to predict the numbers that will be used for additional directories.

      If you want to help - please list the inode numbers of a VMFS 6 volumes with lots of directories and files with the command

      ls -ilhaR > inodes.txt

      Thank you

      Ulli