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    SubjectRe: Should we have MAXSYMLINKS?
    Alexander Kjeldaas wrote:
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    > 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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