Subject: Re: kern/1781: 'magic' symbolic link expansion
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/25/1995 21:58:48
In article <> (Christoph Badura) writes:
>Christos Zoulas writes:
>>Basically, unless readlink is changed to expand the @ escapes, lots of
>>code will break. If your changes already do this, ignore this message.
>If you do this, then we need a readmagiclink() system call, in order
>to be able to look at the real content of the link.

Yes, I realized this shortly after I posted my message... The whole thing
is looking more and more like a bad idea. Unless of course everything is
parsed at the namei() layer...