Re: [CHECKER] 37 stack variables >= 1K in 2.4.17

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sat Jun 15 2002 - 20:08:39 EST

On Sun, 16 Jun 2002 wrote:

> As far as I can see, the cycle essentially is
> link_path_walk -> do_follow_link -> page_follow_link -> vfs_follow_link ->.

[snip the obvious strategy that doesn't work]
> Now symlink resolution can be entirely iterative.

Wrong. That breaks for anything with ->follow_link() that can't be expressed
as a single lookup on some path.

For fsck sake, give the folks here some credit - strategy above is _not_
hard to think up and it had been discussed on l-k several times.

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