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    SubjectRe: devlinks: an alternative to devfs
    On Thu, Jan 08, 1998 at 05:56:51PM +1100, Richard Gooch wrote:
    > But, as I've already said, tar doesn't store whatever magic is needed
    > to tell the FS driver that this symlink is really a devlink.

    It's worse than that. Current filesystems don't let you fiddle with the
    permission bits on a symlink. I had hoped we could just set a permission
    bit on the symlink and then everything else would be handled invisibly. But
    my experiments earlier seem to show that playing with symlink permissions
    just doesn't work currently. I thought you could do it in C.

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