iput (9) - Linux Man Pages

iput: put an inode

NAME

iput - put an inode

SYNOPSIS

void iput(struct inode inode);

ARGUMENTS

inode

inode to put

DESCRIPTION

Puts an inode, dropping its usage count. If the inode use count hits zero, the inode is then freed and may also be destroyed.

Consequently, iput can sleep.

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