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From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] autofs4 symlink size
Date: 24 Oct 2001 13:24:10 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9r781a$q9n$1@cesium.transmeta.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20011024102050.A12112@sigint.cs.purdue.edu>

Followup to:  <20011024102050.A12112@sigint.cs.purdue.edu>
By author:    linux@sigint.cs.purdue.edu
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> 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.)
> 

That's IMNSHO a bug in the Almquist shell, at least if autofs4 returns
zero, but it's also a bug in autofs4.

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

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

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