Subject: Re: /proc + Linux emul: "exe" is no symlink
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/25/2006 10:22:40
On Oct 25, 2006, at 10:17 AM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> It's bogus -- it requires a vnode-to-name translation that is not
> possible, and, when it is, requires the storage of a great deal of
> information in a frequently accessed datastructure in the kernel.
It would always be possible if our namei cache is implemented properly
(that is -- pointers to the parent keep an extra reference on the
parent vnode so that the path remains valid the whole way back).