Subject: Re: kern/1781: 'magic' symbolic link expansion
To: John Kohl <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/23/1995 15:13:11
> On the face of it, this seems like quite a silly feature: how can you
> predict anything useful about the end-user's machine's name when you
> create a RRIP CD-ROM?  (About the only thing you could hope for is that
> a hostname-relative symlink to someplace _else_ in the mounted file
> system hierarchy might make some sense).

did you completely miss point number (1) (you quoted (2)) -- hostname
could be very, very, very useful for NFS-booted systems sharing a root