New rename(2) function

Earnie Boyd
Wed Aug 8 14:52:00 GMT 2007

Quoting Igor Peshansky <>:

> On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Also, the check for link count >= 2 might also be optimized to skip
>> directories (whose link count is always > 1, but since directories can't
>> be hard-linked, it is not worth looking up their id).
> Does POSIX mandate that directories cannot be hard-linked?  I think NTFS
> can create hard links to directories, and reparse points can be used as
> hard links.

Hard links are not allowed for directories in NTFS.  Junctions (reparse 
points) are more like symlinks for directories but cannot be used for 


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