Subject: Re: magic symlinks: uid keyword translation
To: Quentin Garnier <>
From: Elad Efrat <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/30/2006 17:42:21
Quentin Garnier wrote:

>>> s/16/LOGIN_NAME_MAX/
>> why?
> 1. raw numbers like this are wrong.
> 2. the best example of 1. is that LOGIN_NAME_MAX is 17.
> 3. someone might wish to run a system with a different LOGIN_NAME_MAX,
>    for whatever reason (although it's not recommended, and not made
>    easy either).

maybe I'm missing something, but the keyword is replaced with a number,
not a string...


Elad Efrat