Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
To: None <,,>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/21/2005 21:41:02
The following reply was made to PR lib/30664; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Bill Studenmund <>
To: Jason Thorpe <>
Cc: Chuck Silvers <>,
	YAMAMOTO Takashi <>,,,
	NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <>
Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 14:40:52 -0700

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 On Mon, Jul 11, 2005 at 12:28:50PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
 > On Jul 11, 2005, at 10:30 AM, Chuck Silvers wrote:
 > >fs's having different settings for magic names being enabled.  well...
 > >with NFS there's the same issue with different nodes having =20
 > >different settings,
 > >so I guess it's really unavoidable.  per-node seems like it would =20
 > >probably
 > >be less bad, though.
 per-node can also be the reason for using the symlinks (or names). :-) You=
 can easily link your ~/bin directory to one that is architecture-specific,=
 for instance. While they can be confusing, I think they also can be very=20
 > If we have consensus that we should just do this system-wide, then it =20
 > is a trivial change to make and I will go ahead and do it (and add a =20
 > sysctl knob for it).
 Well, I've heard no objections to system-wide and a few "Ayes". So it=20
 sounds good. (I also am behind on source-changes, so you may already have=
 done this :-)
 Take care,
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