Subject: Re: /proc + Linux emul: "exe" is no symlink
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
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  
> always
> possible, and, when it is, requires the storage of a great deal of  
> extra
> 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).

-- thorpej