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Re: Symlink, chrdev, blkdev translators

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Symlink, chrdev, blkdev translators
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 22:11:57 +0200
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On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 09:28:06PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> However, if these special cases were not there, filesystems could do "funny"
> things. Suppose for instance a node "foo" which is a symlink to "bar", where
> "bar" doesn't exist: We could have the filesystem server provide data to read
> requests on "foo", even though the normal Unix behaviour would be to return
> an error! ;)

We could implement the same weird behaviour in the /hurd/symlink translator,
so I don't see the difference. ;)


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