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Re: usrmerge -- plan B?




On Sun, 2018-12-23 at 04:06:14 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> […] They also imply to permanently suffer the aliasing problems.

To expand and clarify a bit on this. We have aliasing in general with
symlinks and hardlinks, but those tend to not be as problematic when
aliasing the last component, as they end up referencing the same
object/inode. The problem really comes when the aliasing is performed
as part of the pathname (in a "directory" component), because then
the aliasing references the dentry, which can very easily cause
"action at a distance" issues.

Thanks,
Guillem