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SubjectRe: symlink_prefix
On 2001-06-03, wrote:

> Suppose I have devices /dev/a, /dev/b, /dev/c that contain the
> /, /usr and /usr/spool filesystems for FOO OS. Now
> mount /dev/a /mnt -o symlink_prefix=/mnt
> mount /dev/b /mnt/usr -o symlink_prefix=/mnt
> mount /dev/c /mnt/usr/spool -o symlink_prefix=/mnt


What happens when someone creates new absolute symlinks under /mnt ?
Will/should the magic /mnt/ header be stripped from any symlink created
under such a path-translated volume? The answer is probably 'yes', but
either one violates POLA :(

Hank Leininger <>

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