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On Wednesday, 18 August 2004 at 21:11:52 -0500, David Kelly wrote: > On Aug 17, 2004, at 6:14 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: >>> Root is the only one allowed to make hard links to directories. >> >> This is not correct. root has no special powers here. > > OK, I'm a bit out of date and stand corrected. IIRC fsck used link(2) > to reconnect an inode as a directory sometimes. "man 2 link" says: > >> The link() system call traditionally allows the super-user to link >> directories which corrupts the file system coherency. This >> implementation no longer permits it. Ah, interesting. I didn't know that. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html Note: I discard all HTML mail unseen. Finger [EMAIL PROTECTED] for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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