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From: linux@sigint.cs.purdue.edu
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] autofs4 symlink size
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 10:20:50 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20011024102050.A12112@sigint.cs.purdue.edu> (raw)

I sent this to the autofs4 maintainer a while ago, but never heard back.
autofs4 doesn't return a size for the symlinks it creates, which is
inconsistent with other filesystems.  (The Almquist shell uses the sizes
of path components to allocate buffers during a walk, so it can't traverse
autofs4-linked paths.)

This patch applies against 2.4.9 (and probably earlier) through 2.4.13.

--- fs/autofs4/inode.c.orig	Fri Feb  9 14:29:44 2001
+++ fs/autofs4/inode.c	Thu Aug 23 16:01:59 2001
@@ -315,8 +315,10 @@
 		inode->i_nlink = 2;
 		inode->i_op = &autofs4_dir_inode_operations;
 		inode->i_fop = &autofs4_dir_operations;
-	} else if (S_ISLNK(inf->mode))
+	} else if (S_ISLNK(inf->mode)) {
+		inode->i_size = inf->size;
 		inode->i_op = &autofs4_symlink_inode_operations;
+	}
 
 	return inode;
 }

             reply	other threads:[~2001-10-24 15:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-10-24 15:20 linux [this message]
2001-10-24 20:24 ` H. Peter Anvin
2001-10-24 21:00   ` linux

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