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SubjectRe: Should we have MAXSYMLINKS?
Alexander Kjeldaas wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jan 13, 1999 at 12:05:50AM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:
> >
> > Looks like we already have it. Depending on what you mean, that
> > is. If you are concerned about number of nested symlinks (traversed
> > without eating new components of name) - it's 5.
>

It must be at least 8 (_POSIX_SYMLINK_MAX) for POSIX compatibility.
Values >= 20 are typical of other implementations.

-Tom
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