Re: Proposal: restrict link(2)

Kai Henningsen (
15 Dec 1996 13:49:00 +0200 (Harald Koenig) wrote on 14.12.96 in <>:

> > What about disabling hard links at the filesystem level for specific
> > filesystems. Perhaps this could be an option in the ext2 and other fs
> > code. Perhaps not a kernel issue, necessarily.
> bzzzzt. how are you renaming a file without being able to create a hard
> link ? there are lots of operations which need hard links (e.g. file
> locking).

For example, this is the reason that rcs breaks on ncpfs filesystems (at
least with early 2.0 kernels).

I certainly don't want a home directory where I can't use rcs.

MfG Kai