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Bug#98071: symlink to itself hangs

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Bug#98071: symlink to itself hangs
Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 13:23:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.15i

On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 10:29:15PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> It looks like the ELOOP check is not being done for absolute symlinks.
> I think there was also a port leak in the ELOOP error case that did work
> (e.g. for "ln -s x x; ls -L x", ls would leak a send right).
> I've just checked in a fix for this to libc, but I have not tested it.
> Please tell me if it works or not.

The problem is that with the latest glibc, the system doesn't boot anymore.
Userspace programs (tested with LD_LIBRARY_PATH and using the new linker)
seem to run fine, but at boot time when the server are started, it prints
"exec init" and hangs.

Jeff saw that, too.

I could get an older glibc version and back-port the patch.


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