In Linux Operaing System, Can two files have same inode number Explain with reason?

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    Asked at : Vmware interview
    Yes , In linux kernel Inode numbers are filesystem-specific and are created to index files locally. There is no mechanism for filesystems to coordinate across partitions and devices and future-connected devices to decide unique inode numbers. A file is identified by first
    identifying the device and an inode within the device. therefore two files on different devices or partitions can have same inode number.

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    Hardlink is a good example.

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