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st_nlink=2 and no subdirs? isn't that normal?

From: Linda A. Walsh
Subject: st_nlink=2 and no subdirs? isn't that normal?
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 02:50:52 -0700
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find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for `.' (saw only st_nlink=2 but
we already saw 0 subdirectories): this may be a bug in your file system
driver.  Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option.  Earlier
results may have failed to include directories that should have been

I had a CIFS volume network mounted on my local linux system and got the
above error.

On a local file system (XFS), I create a dir, 'xxx', and look to see the
link count at 2 with 0

Isn't that normal?

So if there is a problem that find detected, what would it be?  Should
it be something that
the CIFS people should fix?  To be clear, I am running find on a linux
3.9.8-vanilla kernel,
find --version
find (GNU findutils) 4.5.10
Features enabled: D_TYPE O_NOFOLLOW(enabled) LEAF_OPTIMISATION CBO(level=2)

and mounting a remote file system running on a windows 7 machine.

If the bug is in the CIFS driver, what should they look for to fix?


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