Re: sys_chown() hits symlinks
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 09:30:02 -0500 (EST)

According to Albert D. Cahalan:
> Linus Torvalds writes:
> > That's another issue - symlinks always have mode lrwxrwxrwx,
> > and nobody can change that, including root. So a "chmod -R"
> > should just ignore symlinks
> At one time, you were thinking of setuid symlinks.
> Have you changed your mind? It would be nice to have
> path traversal under another UID or GID while blocking
> some users.

If you're contemplating having chmod on a symlink ever be meaningful
at all, then maybe now would be a good time to prepare by making it
a no-op instead of following the symlink.

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