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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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