Re: Proposal: restrict link(2)

Steve VanDevender (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 16:22:30 -0800

Greg Alexander writes:
> That this thread continues is amazingly disgusting. There is _NO_ reason
> not to just add a simple mount option. It won't add more than 50 lines of
> code. Who cares if it breaks something, I'm not making you use it. I'd
> rather like to use it on my system. I don't want users locking files that
> they don't own anyways.

If you think it's that easy and necessary, then do it yourself. You've
got the kernel source, after all. I myself happen to think there's no
good reason to change the behavior of link() in a way that makes it
incompatible with other UNIX systems, or to make any such change part of
a distribution Linux kernel.

"On the other hand, the Linux philosophy is 'laugh in the face of
danger'. Oops. Wrong one. 'Do it yourself'. That's it."
-- Linus Torvalds