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    SubjectRe: ELOOP help needed
    On Sun, 6 Jun 1999, Lou Grinzo wrote:

    > I'm trying to track down a specific detail about how Linux handles
    > circular link references. I know that certain system calls will return
    > [-]ELOOP when this condition is detected, but I need a little more
    > information:
    >
    > I've seen descriptions that say only a certain number of links will be
    > followed before Linux will assume it has a circular reference and give
    > up and return ELOOP. Is this true? If so, what's the limit? Is the
    > limit hard- coded, or can it be overridden programmatically?

    It's hard-coded. Apparently, go much higher than 5 and the kernel stack
    can overflow.

    Matthew.


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