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Re: a real fts.c bug + fix

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: a real fts.c bug + fix
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:47:22 -0800
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> If any of you know of a system with file name resolution code that
> doesn't fail for a chain of 400 symlinks, or for which you get a
> different diagnostic than `Too many levels of symbolic links' (ELOOP),
> please provide details.

On Solaris 8 through 10 (at least), perror says this for ELOOP:

Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds 

which causes the coreutils tests to fail (at least, this was true as
of about 24 hours ago, but I hadn't gotten around to looking into it
yet).  It could be a System V ism.  glibc used to do the same thing,
when it supported SunOS.

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