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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 47630] NTFS directory junctions ("mounted folders") should be treated like n*x mount points (APR_DIR, not APR_LNK)
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:53:22 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=47630



--- Comment #1 from Will Rowe <wrowe@apache.org> 2009-08-04 04:53:20 PDT ---
Symbolic links on Unix are polymorphic, just as you described for Junctions.
This behavior is by design.

Unlike a unix mount point, a Junction is not a directory.  Unlike a unix
mount point, rm is not used to remove the intersection of the file systems.
And like Unix symlinks, a Junction may refer to a nonexistent or invalid
object.

A Junction is never a hard link; NTFS has hard links, these are well defined
objects and are invisible to the consumer after creation except by comparing
file ID (e.g. inode) for equality.

APR_LNK must be dereferenced to discover the target resource.  Omitting the
apr_file_info flag APR_FINFO_LINK should resolve the referenced APR_DIR.  
Is this not what  you observe?

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