Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
To: Chuck Silvers <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/11/2005 12:28:50
On Jul 11, 2005, at 10:30 AM, Chuck Silvers wrote:

> I also think that having this be configured per-system instead of  
> per-mount
> probably makes more sense.  otherwise you get into the confusing  
> situation
> of having a symlink containing one of these magic names that lives  
> in one fs
> but that points through another (or maybe several others), with the  
> different
> fs's having different settings for magic names being enabled.  well...
> with NFS there's the same issue with different nodes having  
> different settings,
> so I guess it's really unavoidable.  per-node seems like it would  
> probably
> be less bad, though.

If we have consensus that we should just do this system-wide, then it  
is a trivial change to make and I will go ahead and do it (and add a  
sysctl knob for it).

-- thorpej