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    SubjectRe: Symlink indirection
    Thanks Marc

    5 is very low isn't it? Certainly marginal for an application I have in
    mind.

    What's the reasoning behind it being a) 5 and b) so low?

    Marc-Christian Petersen wrote:
    > On Friday 13 December 2002 16:06, Andrew Walrond wrote:
    >
    > Hi Andrew,
    >
    >
    >>Is the number of allowed levels of symlink indirection (if that is the
    >>right phrase; I mean symlink -> symlink -> ... -> file) dependant on the
    >>kernel, or libc ? Where is it defined, and can it be changed?
    >
    >
    > fs/namei.c
    >
    > if (current->link_count >= 5)
    >
    > change to a higher value.
    >
    > So, the answer is: Kernel :)
    >
    > ciao, Marc
    >


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