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SubjectRe: symlinks follow 8 or 5?
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On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 06:51:53PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:42:46AM -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> >
> > Which reminds me: how can we safely determine whether this is
> > implemented for a local filesystem from userland? Unless we can do I
> > cannot change the value of SYMLOOP_MAX and people will not be able to
> > take advantage of the raised limit safely.
>
> well actually it can't be per userland; it's just that we're almost at the
> point where all filesystems are switched to the new infrastructure so that
> the global constant can be bumped to 8 again...

Well, one can test it from userland - make a tempdir and create progressively
longer link chains until it fails. Quirky, sure.

Helge Hafting

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