Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hisashi T Fujinaka <email@example.com>
Date: 07/08/2005 09:23:06
On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Jul 4, 2005, at 4:26 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> realpath(3) (or, more generally, userland code which resolves
>> symlinks by itsself using readlink(2)) doesn't handle
>> magic symlinks and can cause problems.
>> it's subtle because it isn't obvious which of userland or kernel
>> resolves a symlink for a given application.
> Perhaps readlink(2) should translate the magic symlink? But that would break
> ls(1). Perhaps we could add a readlink2(2) that takes a flags argument,
> allowing us to specify "raw" or "translated". readlink(2) would default to
> "translated", and ls(1) would be changed to use "raw".
Could this be my problem with toolchain/30682?
Hisashi T Fujinaka - email@example.com
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