Files with names greater than 16 characters, and files that are links to other files, are implemented with a special form of directory entry.

These entries have the QNX4FS_FILE_LINK bit (0x08) set in the i_status field.

For these files, a portion of the directory entry is moved into the /.inodes file.

Figure 1. An inode entry.

If the filename is longer than 48 characters: