Re: [PATCH] Use one constant to control MAX SYMLINKS in a name

From: Al Viro
Date: Sun Feb 12 2006 - 16:15:19 EST

On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 12:46:14PM -0800, Linda Walsh wrote:
> I'd suggest changing the number in line 14 in namei.h to 40
> as well, thus using the same limit in both cases and clearing up
> such confusion.
> The following patch (against seems to make this change and fixes
> up the comments:

It also creates a trivially exploitable stack overflow.
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