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Re: Request for Junctions be treated consistently

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Mar 29 05:53, Linda Walsh wrote:
Linda Walsh wrote:
If you use the 'mountvol' you a *local* root folder
mounted at some drive letter that can be maintained over
boots. is listed as a JUNCTION and treated by cygwin
as a regular dir.

For some reason the other type of directory hookup made
by "linkd" which also created a JUNKTION
vs. (mklink creating a SYMLINK or SYMLINKD) is shown
as a soft-pointer .
---- hit send instead of save...Sigh...

What I would like to see is restoring the native
directory look to 'linkd' so that it could be use as
a weaker sybling of linux's 'bind' command. Since there is no way to
namespaces or have symlinks
honored with out this, I would really be beneficial to not have
those lumped in with SYMLINKs, as they are really JUNCTIONS.

So could it be seen by cygwin as a dir and not a symlink.

Ideal cygwin would be able to tell there was a 'mount' there, but
symlinks are just walked all over these days..

If you create a directory junction to an existing dir and treat it as
directory, the directory shows up twice under the same device number.
Find or tar will enumerate (and archive) the dir twice.

A mount junction is typically used to mount devices.  The mount point
will be visible because the device number changes at the mount dir.
If I mount a device using mount vol in 2 different places, will they
have different device numbers the same?

I.e. fallback position is to use a small partition for common elements
and mount it multiple times in the hierarchy.

Seems like mounting the same vol on a subdir of itself would cause
a look if the device number doesn't change -- but not sure why the
device number would change.???

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