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Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 11:39:13 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: fchdir(fd) defect
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On Sun, Oct 14, 2001 at 09:25:49AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>I've discovered that if
>
>chdir("/some/dir/foo")
>fd=open(".", O_RDONLY)
>chdir("/some/dir/bar")
>fchdir(fd) will change to "some/dir/bar" not to "some/dir/foo".
>
>The reason for this is simply that the open stores the "." in the fd
>table and not the absolute directory name it points to.  I don't have a
>patch for this yet, I wanted to alert to the problem before 1.3.4
>released.  Feel free to beat me to the punch with the patch.

It's a simple fix to build_fhandler_new.  Add PC_FULL to the arguments
to path_conv.check.

cgf

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