Subject: Re: kern/1781: 'magic' symbolic link expansion
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/22/1995 22:00:11
On Wed, 22 Nov 1995 22:17:16 -0600 
 Peter Seebach <> wrote:

 > Are we absolutely sure there's no better solution?  Where, if anywhere,
 > will this stop?  I distrust the additional magic, mostly because it
 > breaks the rule that anything but nul and '/' can be in a name.

If you don't trust them, then don't use them.  That's why they're a 
per-mount option.

Personally, I favor these getting into the tree, for exactly the reasons 
Chris mentioned, _especially_ multi-platform CD-ROMs and shared root/usr 

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