Subject: Re: coredump following symlinks (3)
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/30/1999 16:36:01
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On Fri, 27 Aug 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> Ok, so there was a potential problem in my previous patch, as pointed
> out by Bill Sommerfeld, and there are folks (including me :) who would just
> prefer to not core dump at all on symlinks.
> Here is a patch which should be correct. It's strait from OpenBSD.
> It should be easy to adapt to 'don't follow symlink it not the rigth user'
> I think. I don't know if there is some use for FNOSYMLINK elsewhere.

Note that you've defined FNOSYMLINK with a value already in-use by FDSYNC.
The first unused flag at present is 0x00080000.

Take care,