Re: [RFC] readlink()-related oddities

From: David Howells
Date: Fri Nov 20 2015 - 11:27:03 EST

Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> All of them? I see two kinds there - one is magical symlink (recognized
> by contents in afs_iget()), another is this autocell thing, the latter
> having no ->readlink(). Both serve as automount points, don't they?

The "autocell" thing is where you don't have an AFS file of that name and
lookup of that non-existent file as an attempt to mount a destination volume
encoded by the filename.

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