Re: Varlinks - how not to break semantics

Andreas Jellinghaus (
Fri, 1 May 1998 12:37:52 +0200

>> Happens easily if you append paths, and violates POSIX (the only
>> permitted escapes from the namespace are // and /../).
>Ook, so go for //, or go for /proc/varlink. /proc/varlink is pretty
>long to type, but we already have more strange things in /proc
>filesystem :-).
> Pavel

will this work without /proc mounted ?
name translation isn't working in 2.1, and varlink could be a great
replacement. but it must be possible to make /etc/inittab a varlink
(e.g. to /etc/GENERIC/inittab.${hostname} (this would be
/proc/varlink/etc/GENERIC/inittab.${hostname} ?)).


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