Subject: Re: mkdir with trailing / (patch proposed)
To: Matthew Orgass <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/06/2002 10:30:47
On Sun, 5 May 2002, Matthew Orgass wrote:

>   So, what does NetBSD want to do with trailing slashes in native code?
> And what (if anything) should be done to bring this situation to the
> attention of the Austin folks?

For now, we should probably leave native mode alone.

I have no idea how to tell the SUS folks there are problems with what
they've done. :-)

>   I'd be happy to provide a revised patch once its decided what should be
> done.  My previous patch was incorrect in that it allowed pathnames with a
> trailing slash to refer to symlinks (under emulation only), which is
> forbidden.

Well, fix that and let's see it. :-) Changing native behavior is real easy
with any of these patches once we have lookup() fixed.

Take care,