DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6027] Error when rsync encounters empty symlinks

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Fri Feb 6 03:14:23 GMT 2009

------- Comment #6 from matt at  2009-02-05 21:14 CST -------
Looks good.

As for comment #3: on Linux, each filesystem implements independent
"follow_link" and "readlink" functions, so when you follow a symlink, the
filesystem can send you anywhere it likes independent of the return value of
readlink.  /proc/*/fd/* symlinks for pipes and sockets work this way.  Thus, I
was wondering how --copy-unsafe-links should handle a symlink that cannot be
read (or returns a zero-length target) but can still be followed.  Anyone who
cares about this corner case can comment on the mailing list.

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