Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/25/2005 10:06:18
On Mon, Jul 11, 2005 at 12:28:50PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> 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).

that would be fine with me.