[vbox-dev] Shared folders symlink kfree bug

Knut St. Osmundsen knut.osmundsen at oracle.com
Sun May 1 16:37:27 GMT 2011

Hi Brian,

thanks for pointing out this bug in RT[Path|Dir|File]Rename, and my apologies for not responding sooner. I've corrected the rename functions to respect symbolic links in the internal SVN, it will soon be visible in the public one. 


On Mar 28, 2011, at 12:26 AM, Brian Campbell wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:14:16PM +0100, Frank Mehnert wrote:
>> On Monday 21 March 2011 00:38:30 Brian Campbell wrote:
>>> although I'm not sure if it was the cause.  I intend to do some more
>>> thorough testing shortly.
> After a bit of testing, the only other bug I've come across is the
> renaming one that Ronald noticed when he was adding support for Solaris:
> renaming a dangling symlink or a symlink that points to a directory will
> fail.  The cause is that it is renamed as if it was a regular file, but
> rtPathPosixRename attempts to use stat to check that it's not a
> directory.
> A couple of ways to fix it would be to replace stat with lstat in
> rtPathPosixRename, or to add a third case throughout to treat symlinks
> differently from files and directories.  I don't know which would fit in
> better with the way virtualbox is organised, though.
> Cheers,
>  Brian
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