Re: [PATCH]Fix bug:rmdir could remove current working directory

From: Mingming cao (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 22:02:53 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:
> In article <>,
> Mingming cao <> wrote:
> >
> >I thought about the case when rmdir() on the cwd of other processes,
> >but, as you said, that is implementation dependent. However rmdir() on
> >"." does returns EBUSY error.
> That's a completely different thing, though - even though the difference
> is rather subtle.
> You can remove pretty much any empty directory (if the filesystem
> permits it - some don't). HOWEVER, you can not use "." as the final
> component of your pathname.
> It has nothing to do with home directory: you can try just doing
> mkdir /tmp/hello
> rmdir /tmp/hello/.
> and you'll get the same error (and it _should_ return EINVAL, not EBUSY.
> EBUSY is for the "this filesystem doesn't allow you to remove a
> directory that is in use" case).
> Linus

I misunderstanded the rule. Thanks for clarifying!

Mingming Cao
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