Subject: re: emul vs. symlinks
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/2004 19:52:35
> I think that keeping two copies of namei is a bit ugly. Why don't we make
> relative symlinks?
They (almost certainly) take longer to process - and someone was
worried about a single test in the namei code.....
relative links here are just saner anyway. right now you end up
with the case that $DESTDIR/usr/lib/libc.so points to my build
system libc not $DESTDIR/usr/lib/../../lib/libc.so.x.y, which means
that you get some very strange lossage modes when trying to look
inside or use $DESTDIR...
(for those who really care there could be a 3-way option for this,
relative, absolute or hard. i'd likely take the latter myself, i
gave up on separate /usr long long time ago...)