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NAME

       iunique - get a unique inode number

SYNOPSIS

       ino_t iunique  (struct super_block * sb, ino_t max_reserved);

ARGUMENTS

       sb     superblock

       max_reserved
              highest reserved inode number

DESCRIPTION

       Obtain  an  inode  number  that  is  unique  on  the system for a given
       superblock. This is used by file systems that have no natural permanent
       inode numbering system. An inode number is returned that is higher than
       the reserved limit but unique.

BUGS

       With a large number of inodes live on the  file  system  this  function
       currently becomes quite slow.