Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
To: Ben Elliston <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/10/2000 14:47:34
On Sat, 11 Nov 2000, Ben Elliston wrote:

> What effect does your patch have on opening files which are symbolic links?
> Would open() still follow links to regular files?  If not, isn't this
> debilitating?

This patch affects code after name lookup has happened. So open()'s name
lookup behavior is unchanged.

Take care,