Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
To: None <,,>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/09/2005 14:11:02
The following reply was made to PR lib/30664; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 23:10:15 +0900

 > 2. Create sysctl to turn on/off readlink() return behavior. This sysctl
 >    "" (or something) defaults to 0, and is inherited
 >    across fork and exec. If, readlink returns the
 >    translated path; if ==1 then it returns the raw path.
 who is expected to toggle this sysctl?
 users, or applications?
 > 3. In the long term, move the whole mess to namei(), deprecate magiclinks.
 >    and rename the magiclinks mount option magicnames.
 i guess magicnames have its own weirdness...
 foreign filesystem/tarballs, remote files, etc.
 good luck. :-)