vboxsharedfs - Too many levels of symbolic links

Gackle, Philip P Philip.Gackle@pnnl.gov
Tue Nov 30 21:40:03 GMT 2021


Same problem for me against AFS file system beyond 5 levels in the directory tree.
Fell back to 3.2.0-1 (Cygwin) to resolve.  None of the 3.3 versions worked (up to 3.3.2-1)


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vboxsharedfs file systems no longer work. Any attempt to access will result in "too many levels of symbolic links".

This only affects the VirtualBox shared folder, the Samba share works just fine.

Last time I updated (before today) was sometime before the 10th of September.

MSYS2 has the same problem, but no one seems to have reported it to
Cygwin:
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user@DESKTOP-******* ~$ ls /cygdrive/z
ls: cannot access '/cygdrive/z': Too many levels of symbolic links
user@DESKTOP-******* ~$ mount
C:/Cygwin/bin on /usr/bin type ntfs (binary,auto) C:/Cygwin/lib on /usr/lib type ntfs (binary,auto) C:/Cygwin on / type ntfs (binary,auto)
C: on /cygdrive/c type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
D: on /cygdrive/d type iso9660 (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
Y: on /cygdrive/y type smbfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
Z: on /cygdrive/z type vboxsharedfolderfs
(binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
user@DESKTOP-******* ~$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-10.0 DESKTOP-* 3.3.2(0.341/5/3) 2021-11-08 16:55 x86_64 Cygwin

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