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Re: ln and -F
tedu <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Chris Humphries wrote:
> > yes, i have just been doing some reading on that, and one should still be able
> > to use -F for symlinks, correct? so why not enable a logic rule that makes it
> > where you have to have -s in conjunction with it, or else it will not work?
> You don't need it. -s will link directories without the need of a -F
> flag. The -F stands for "I really mean this, yes I do. I'm nuts, but
> go ahead anyway."
Well, if the filesystems allow it, I'm probably going to remove that ability.
If the filesystem graph has loops in it, things can deadlock in the kernel
because there is no way to ensure proper lock ordering.