Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
To: None <,,>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/25/2005 17:07:01
The following reply was made to PR lib/30664; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Chuck Silvers <>
To: Jason Thorpe <>
Cc: Bill Studenmund <>,
	YAMAMOTO Takashi <>,,,
	NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <>
Subject: Re: lib/30664: realpath and magic symlinks
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:06:18 -0700

 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.