Re: Too many levels of symbolic links

From: Tim Pepper
Date: Wed May 17 2006 - 16:57:43 EST

On 5/2/06, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
By author: Linda Walsh <lkml@xxxxxxxxx>
> Is this what you are looking for?
> include/linux/namei.h MAX_NESTED_LINKS = 5
> (used in fs/namei.c, where comment claims MAX_NESTING is equal to 8)

Wonder if it would make sense to make this a sysctl...

There might be something in somebody's pipeline around this...Early
this year Al Viro said ( he was
going to bump it post 2.6.16 back up to 8 to match the comment.

Al: In the thread referenced above you'd said you would if there
wasn't any major complaint and it didn't seem like any surfaced. Are
you still planning to up MAX_NESTED_LINKS?

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