Re: [Linux-ia64] __emul_prefix() problem

From: Christoph Hellwig <>
Date: 2001-09-18 20:23:15
On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 04:51:11PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> I'm not sure there is a clean fix to this, but one proposal is
> attached below: it causes __emul_lookup_dentry() to ignore the
> alternate root for paths that resolve to a directory.  This obviously
> could create other problems, but I suspect there is no solution that
> works 100% in all cases (the fundamental being that we now have two
> different root nodes...).

Looks sant to me and doesn't break Linux-ABI.  For 2.5 I'd prefer
to somehow build a per-personality namespace.  Al, do you have an
idea how to keep a secondary namespace alive over the whole uptime
so non-Linu binaries can switch to it all the time (implicitly)?

Received on Tue Sep 18 03:24:57 2001

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