Subject: Re: hardlink to symlink
To: <>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/14/1999 08:53:54
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Wed, 12 May 1999, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > Do standards have anything to say?
> I have no clue - but given that Solaris allows it as well (that's where I
> got the idea from)... Klaus? :)
> > Except that you commented out the old code rather than deleting it, I
> > think they look great!
> Yes, but the userland tools need more work. I have fixed tar, cpio and
> dump/restore still need to be reworked. (for the latter two, it's probably
> only restore that needs work, cpio will be non-trivial...).

Will any standard tar be able to handle the resulting tar-files


P.S.: I don't like the idea of hardlinks to symlinks 
very much, but I think I can live with it :-) IMHO
it's making things more complicated where they don't
need to. This shows in the fact, that you need to
fix the other tools handling with files. I'd expect
other userland code, not written/controlled by us
might break/fail on these changes as well. (Yes,
I got the message, that solaris is doing it as well).