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From: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>
To: neilb@suse.de
Cc: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>,
	corbet@lwn.net, vegard.nossum@oracle.com,
	viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk, rdunlap@infradead.org,
	grandmaster@al2klimov.de, linux-doc@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org
Subject: [PATCH v2 06/12] docs: path-lookup: Add macro name to symlink limit description
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 13:47:21 +0800
Message-ID: <20210316054727.25655-7-foxhlchen@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210316054727.25655-1-foxhlchen@gmail.com>

Add macro name MAXSYMLINKS to the symlink limit description, so
that it is consistent with path name length description above.

Signed-off-by: Fox Chen <foxhlchen@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
index 66697db74955..af5c20fecfef 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/path-lookup.rst
@@ -992,8 +992,8 @@ is 4096.  There are a number of reasons for this limit; not letting the
 kernel spend too much time on just one path is one of them.  With
 symbolic links you can effectively generate much longer paths so some
 sort of limit is needed for the same reason.  Linux imposes a limit of
-at most 40 symlinks in any one path lookup.  It previously imposed a
-further limit of eight on the maximum depth of recursion, but that was
+at most 40 (MAXSYMLINKS) symlinks in any one path lookup.  It previously imposed
+a further limit of eight on the maximum depth of recursion, but that was
 raised to 40 when a separate stack was implemented, so there is now
 just the one limit.
 
-- 
2.30.2


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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-16  5:47 [PATCH v2 00/12] docs: path-lookup: Update pathlookup docs Fox Chen
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 01/12] docs: path-lookup: update follow_managed() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  0:52   ` NeilBrown
2021-04-19  2:17   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-19  2:33     ` Fox Chen
2021-04-19  3:25       ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-19  3:33         ` Fox Chen
2021-04-19 19:22           ` Jonathan Corbet
2021-04-20  1:12             ` Fox Chen
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 02/12] docs: path-lookup: update path_to_nameidata() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:00   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 03/12] docs: path-lookup: update path_mountpoint() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:03   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 04/12] docs: path-lookup: update do_last() part Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:17   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 05/12] docs: path-lookup: remove filename_mountpoint Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:20   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` Fox Chen [this message]
2021-04-19  1:22   ` [PATCH v2 06/12] docs: path-lookup: Add macro name to symlink limit description NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 07/12] docs: path-lookup: i_op->follow_link replaced with i_op->get_link Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:28   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 08/12] docs: path-lookup: update i_op->put_link and cookie description Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:37   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 09/12] docs: path-lookup: no get_link() Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:41   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 10/12] docs: path-lookup: update WALK_GET, WALK_PUT desc Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:47   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 11/12] docs: path-lookup: update get_link() ->follow_link description Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:54   ` NeilBrown
2021-03-16  5:47 ` [PATCH v2 12/12] docs: path-lookup: update symlink description Fox Chen
2021-04-19  1:59   ` NeilBrown
2021-04-19  2:34     ` Fox Chen
2021-04-13 21:18 ` [PATCH v2 00/12] docs: path-lookup: Update pathlookup docs Jonathan Corbet
2021-04-13 22:26   ` NeilBrown

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