Subject: Re: How to resolve the filename(s) for a vnode?
To: Charles M.Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/18/2005 12:04:44
On Oct 18, 2005, at 11:04 AM, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> Quoting Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> FWIW, I would like to have a vn_getpath() type function in the
>> NetBSD kernel. It should not be that difficult to add for file
>> systems that participate in the namei cache.
> What, exactly, would you use this for? Path->vnode bindings are
> ephemeral and
> cannot be relied on for much without introducing security holes.
There are applications where:
1- You might want to provide the path name in a log message for
2- Record the path name for future use.