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NAME

       iget_locked - obtain an inode from a mounted file system

SYNOPSIS

       struct inode * iget_locked  (struct super_block * sb,
                                       unsigned long ino);

ARGUMENTS

       sb     super block of file system

       ino    inode number to get

DESCRIPTION

       This is iget without the read_inode portion of get_new_inode_fast.

        iget_locked uses ifind_fast to search for the inode specified  by  ino
       in  the  inode  cache  and  if present it is returned with an increased
       reference count. This is for file systems where  the  inode  number  is
       sufficient for unique identification of an inode.

       If  the inode is not in cache, get_new_inode_fast is called to allocate
       a new inode and this is returned locked, hashed,  and  with  the  I_NEW
       flag  set.  The  file system gets to fill it in before unlocking it via
       unlock_new_inode.