Subject: README: changes to pathname resolution
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Klaus Klein <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1997 12:26:00

in the process of getting NetBSD closer to POSIX.1 compliance,
I've just commited two major changes to the code handling the
pathname resolution/lookup:

	(1) "" no longer refers to the current working directory;
	    looking this up will now result in ENOENT.

	(2) previously, trailing slashes in pathnames were handled
	    incorrectly, which resulted in the failure of code such
	    as { mkdir("dir", m); rmdir("dir/"); } where rmdir(2) would
	    mysteriously fail with EISDIR.

These changes have been tested extensively on my systems for ~2 months
without observing breakage. However, if you do encounter problems
related to these changes, please file a bug report via send-pr(1), and
I will attend to it as quickly as possible.