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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.1.125 doesn't dump core on SIGSEGV
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    chris@cybernet.co.nz said:
    > Because the VFS doesn't support this - and it still doesn't help in
    > the hard link instance.

    > I've yet to here why stat then a sanity check won't work.

    In the coredump case, I'm not sure - but in general it's because there's a
    race condition. Someone can put the 'evil' symlink in place between the stat()
    and the open().

    Even in the coredump case there's a race, but presumably there's a lock
    somewhere that we can use to make it seem atomic.

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