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    From: Olaf Titz <>
    Subject: NFS symlink() failure on crossing mount points
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    Date: 27 Jun 1996 13:06:30 +0200
    Organization: private Linux site, southern Germany
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    I faced this problem when compiling a kernel. /usr/src/linux is
    mounted on my machine "bigred" from "blackforest:/usr/src/linux".
    (Actually both dirs are renamed to "linux-2.0.0" and symlinked to
    "linux" but changing this does not alleviate the problem.)

    "make modules" fails on the makefile rule (simplified):
    cd /usr/src/linux/modules; ln -s ../drivers/block/floppy.o .
    The "ln" says "no such file or directory", but the links are there.
    If I run the make on the "blackforest" machine, all is okay.

    Further digging with strace reveals that the call
    symlink("../drivers/block/floppy.o", ".") returns ENOENT _after it has
    in fact made the link_. I suspect the reason is that the ".." is the
    mount point.

    Kernel 2.0.0, nfsd 2.2beta5 (from Debian). Already occurred with the
    same nfsd under kernel 1.3.59.

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