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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 12:16:47PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> So if we do support it, I think we should just make the attribute point
> look exactly like a normal directory, since that path would work as-is. If
> we don't support it (and at directory points), we might want to just
> consider it a special root.
>
> NOTE! Anybody who tries to use the "getcwd()" string as a real path is
> already broken - you have pathname permissions that may not make it
> possible to look up the path you see.

OK, forget getcwd(). What does lookup of .. do from that point? *Especially*
for stuff you've got from regular files. That's the decision that needs to
be made.
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