Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
To: None <,,>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/11/2005 19:29:03
The following reply was made to PR lib/30664; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jason Thorpe <>
To: Chuck Silvers <>
Cc: Bill Studenmund <>,
	YAMAMOTO Takashi <>,,,
	NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <>
Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 12:28:50 -0700

 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