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SubjectRe: [PATCH]Fix bug:rmdir could remove current working directory
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 06:21:01PM -0400, Ricky Beam wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Mingming cao wrote:
> >I read the man page of
> >rmdir(2). It says in this case EBUSY error should be returned. I
> >suspected this is a bug and added a check in vfs_rmdir(). The following
> >patch is against 2.4.10 and has been verified. Please comment and
> >apply.
> The bug is in the manpage. This was discussed over a year ago (some time

Well, the manpage only states what certain error nr. returns may mean, not what
will be returned when. Do you have an improvement on :

EBUSY pathname is the current working directory or root directory of some process.


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