[PATCH] mkfs.ubifs: Add support for symlinks in device table

Richard Weinberger richard at nod.at
Fri May 19 01:24:32 PDT 2017


Am 19.05.2017 um 08:13 schrieb David Engraf:
>> Do you only care about the ls output or does one of your applications
>> depend on it?
> It's mainly the output of ls because I'm using a verify script checking ownership of each file. Without having the ability to set the ownership of symlinks it will fail because ls
> returns a uid/gid of my host development system which is not valid on the target.

this makes sense.

Please also massage this comment in devtable.c:
 * Don't bother with symlinks (permissions are irrelevant), hard links (special
 * cases of regular files), or sockets (why bother).

and make sure that the permissions are not set for symlinks.
Otherwise I'd give users the impression that symlinks have permissions.


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