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SubjectRe: regression: 4.13 cannot follow symlinks on some ext3 fs
On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 12:33:30PM -0800, Andi Kleen wrote:
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> I have an older qemu VM image that i sometimes use for testing. It
> stopped booting with 4.13-4.14 because it couldn't run init.
> It uses ext3 for the root file system.

Hmm, do you know roughly when (what krenel version) this image was
created? We had done quite a lot of research and the belief was
kernels never would create a "slow" symlink which was less than 60
bytes.

Or was this image something that was created manually (e.g., using debugfs)?

- Ted

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