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On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 05:15:01PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Dec  8 11:06, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 01:27:30PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >On Dec  8 14:14, Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:
>> >> Good idea, except that I'd personally prefer a mount point in stead of a 
>> >> symlink but that's just personal preference.. (Personally, I'd prefer that
>> >> the Cygwin DLL make /WINDOWS a "magical" mountpoint to the likeness of 
>> >> /dev, /proc, etc. so as to make it completely transparent and make sure no
>> >> user can "accidentally" remove the symlink, so as to make sure that the
>> >> programs can actually rely on it being there and on it to behave as a "normal"
>> >> directory..)
>> >
>> >Yes, that's a good idea, too.  And it also would remove a potential
>> >security problem if anybody could redirect the /WINDOWS link to some
>> >tainted directory.
>> Except that we're going to be moving away from magical mountpoints now that
>> mknod works.
>So, what's your suggestion?

Don't bog cygwin down with more magical "mount points".  Other than that, I have
no suggestion.

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