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SubjectRe: ramfs problem... (unlink of sparse file in "D" state)


On Mon, 8 Jan 2001, Stefan Traby wrote:

> Calling pathconf with a symlink is not defined. I suggest
> an implementation of "yankee doodle" for that case.
> Anyway the broken SuS standard wants that pathconf follow symlinks.
> Or how do you interpret this:
>
> [ELOOP]
> Too many symbolic links were encountered in resolving path.


/a/b/c where b is a symlink to itself. Why?

> But Alan's case "out of filedescriptor" fully counts.
> Anyway, I personally would ignore it, but I agree, it's a completely
> valid argument.

Here's another one: suppose that /foo is a mountpoint and you have
no read permissions on it. Try to open the thing...

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