Linux Kernel readlink equivalent

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Thu Jan 29 14:24:53 EST 2015

On Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:11:13 -0500, David Legault said:

> I'm working on some linux kernel driver stuff and I have a fake path called
> /dev/blah/whatever that points to /dev/block/real_device.

And *why* is kernel code trying to follow a symlink, anyhow?

(Hint:  there's probably (a) data you want at the other end of the symlink
and (b) a better kernel API for getting at that data, which is why you can't
find examples of following symlinks. ;)
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