cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_vnops.c

Robert Watson rwatson at
Sun Aug 3 15:45:10 UTC 2008

rwatson     2008-08-03 15:44:56 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/kern             vfs_vnops.c 
  SVN rev 181254 on 2008-08-03 15:44:56Z by rwatson
  Remove broken code to replace st_mode value with ACCESSPERMS when
  lstat(2) is called on symlinks -- this code appears never to have
  worked.  The PR this addresses suggests that the intended
  original behavior is the right one, but as bde points out in the
  PR comments, we do actually support storing a mode on symlinks,
  so returning it seems reasonable.
  This is consistent with Mac OS X, which despite documentation to
  the contrary does return the mode set on a symlink, but not some
  other platforms.  The Single Unix Spec requires only that the
  returned bits be "meaningful", which seems at best unhelpful as
  advice goes.
  PR:             25018
  MFC after:      3 days
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.262     +0 -5      src/sys/kern/vfs_vnops.c

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