Reverse path name lookup

The reverse path name lookup feature obtains the full path name of a file or directory from the inode number of that file or directory. The inode number is provided as an argument to the vxfs_inotopath_gen library function. See the vxfs_inotopath_gen(3) online manual page for more information.

The reverse path name lookup feature can be useful for a variety of applications including the following:

Typically, these applications store information by inode numbers because a path name for a file or directory can be very long and the applications require an easy method to obtain a path name.