Re: [RFC] fix sysfs symlinks

From: viro
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 13:13:42 EST

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 02:03:21PM -0400, Horst von Brand wrote:
> > Except that these "symlinks" are expected to follow the target upon
> > renames. Which means that we either need a very messy scanning of
> > the entire tree on every rename (obviously not feasible) or we need
> > to store pointer to target and regenerate the path. Which, in turn,
> > requires holding a reference.
> Sounds an awful lot like ordinary hard links...

a) to directories?
b) userland really wants (relative) pathname here
c) still would require pinning the target down, so that doesn't simplify
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