Re: [PATCH] reiserfs: fix handling of device names with /'s in them

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Mon Jul 17 2006 - 15:51:39 EST

On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 11:27:20 PDT, Hans Reiser said:
> Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
> >On Sun, 16 Jul 2006 20:02:27 PDT, Hans Reiser said:

> >>Create a mountpoint which knows how to resolve a/b without using a
> >>"directory".

For wanting to resolve it *without* using a "directory"...

> >And said mountpoint gets past the '/' interpretation in the VFS, how, exactly?
> >
> >fs/namei.c, do_path_lookup() does magic on a '/' on about the 3rd line.
> >So you're going to get handed 'a'.

> It does not need to be so complex actually, Just create a plain old
> parent directory just like every other parent directory in procfs.

This smells a lot like using a directory to resolve it....

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