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SubjectRe: RFC: allow empty symlink targets
On 01/17/2013 01:03 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> The discussion leading to this is at
> In summary other systems allow an empty target for a symlink,
> and POSIX specifies that it should be allowed?

In relation to this, Eric Blake said:

> In today's Austin Group meeting, I was tasked to open a new bug that
> would state specifically how the empty symlink is resolved; the intent
> is to allow both Solaris behavior (current directory) and BSD behavior
> (ENOENT). Meanwhile, everyone was in agreement that the Linux kernel
> has a bug for rejecting the creation of an empty symlink, but once that
> bug is fixed, then Linux can choose either Solaris or BSD behavior for
> how to resolve such a symlink.
> It will probably be a bug report similar to this one, which regarded how
> to handle a symlink containing just slashes:

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