Subject: Re: kern/642: lstat() returns wrong inode for symlink?
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/15/1994 19:45:24
   > In 4.4-Lite, symlinks appear to have the inode number and time stamps
   > of the directory they're in.  This is allegedly a feature, though I'm
   > starting to think it's one of the silliest changes I've seen yet.

   Ah!  So the symlink data (the pointer) is in the directory entry?  
   I thought they were going to still use an inode and put the data in

No.  I said `appear to' for a good reason.  The symlink information is
still in an inode.  lstat() just modifies the data.