Re: Loopback (dir->dir) mounting (NOT -o loop)

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 15:23:02 EST

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > It's worse than that. fs boundaries are typically detected by st_dev
> > changing, but that is not necessarily the case if your bind goes from
> > one part of one filesystem to another. Suddenly your bind is
> > undetectable to all existing software.
> So after all the fuss about not allowing directory hard links,
> now even normal users can hard link to directories?
> It doesn't even show in i_nlink or ..! Ew.



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