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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Linux-2.5 fix/improve get_pid()

On Sat, 10 Aug 2002, Jamie Lokier wrote:
>
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Doing a simple strace shows that all the systems I have regular access to
> > use the "getcwd()" system call anyway, which gets this right on /proc (and
> > other filesystems that do not guarantee unique inode numbers)
>
> Oh dear -- what of programs that assume duplicate inode numbers are hard
> links, and therefore assume the same contents will be found in each
> duplicate?

Well, anybody who tries to back up /proc with "tar" is in for some
surprises anyway ;)

Linus

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