Subject: Re: emul vs. symlinks
To: Quentin Garnier <cube@NetBSD.org>
From: Rhialto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/21/2004 15:44:24
On Tue 13 Jul 2004 at 23:25:21 +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> Le Mon, 12 Jul 2004 13:13:40 -0700
> Bill Studenmund a ecrit :
> > I think if we do this right, we can get rid of emul_find().
> Well, I'm not so sure about this, since it's syscall-dependent. Arguably
> we could flag some way the calling lwp.
Well, if we do it "right", we'll have introduced an algorithm with
exponential complexity in the name-lookup mechanism (exponential in the
number of traversed symlinks). I smell a Denial Of Service attack, or at
least bad system performance. Do we want that?
___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert
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