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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Implement AT_SYMLINK_FOLLOW flag for linkat
    On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 12:22:14PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    >
    > On Sun, 18 Jun 2006, Al Viro wrote:
    > >
    > > Where does POSIX require that? IIRC, it was along the lines of "application
    > > can't rely on kernel doing the right thing", not "kernel must do the
    > > wrong thing"...
    >
    > Well, the patch as sent in does seem sane, as long as glibc doesn't start
    > defaulting to the insane behaviour. Giving users the _ability_ to link to
    > the symlink target is certainly not wrong, regardless of any standard.
    > Doing it by default is another matter.

    As long as it doesn't get tied to overloaded environment variable that
    might be needed for other purposes...
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