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SubjectRe: FS: hardlinks on directories
Hi !

the fundamental problem as i know it is that the FS design in unix is based on
a directory TREE structure - however if you implement hard links for
directories you are breaking this strict treeu structure and can end up with
loops/graphs.

(What are the cases where a symlink wouldn't be enough ?)

Cheers,

Chris


Zitat von Stephan von Krawczynski <skraw@ithnet.com>:

> On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 14:45:58 +0200
> mru@users.sourceforge.net (Måns Rullgård) wrote:
>
> > Stephan von Krawczynski <skraw@ithnet.com> writes:
> >
> > > although it is very likely I am entering (again :-) an ancient
> > > discussion I would like to ask why hardlinks on directories are not
> > > allowed/no supported fs action these days. I can't think of a good
> > > reason for this, but can think of many good reasons why one would
> > > like to have such a function, amongst those:
> >
> > I don't know the exact reasons it isn't allowed, but you can always
> > use "mount --bind" to get a similar effect.
>
> I guess this is not really an option if talking about hundreds or thousands
> of
> "links", is it?
>
> Regards,
> Stephan
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