Subject: Re: kern/642: lstat() returns wrong inode for symlink?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.