Re: Problems with the Poll.patch

From: George Greer (
Date: 03/24/02

On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Daniel A. Koepke wrote:

>On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, Kevin Dethlefs wrote:
>> When it tries to read the index file for it, it has "Mar 23 22:54:29
>> :: SYSERR: boot error - 0 records counted in text/polls//index."
>> Notice the two /'s.
>The number of slashes is unimportant.  If you're sceptical, you can try
>`ls /////usr/////////bin//vi` from the command line.  The number of
>slashes is insignificant on every system I use (various Linux, SunOS, and
>Solaris boxen).

A leading '//', as in "//usr", is reserved for a special use by some
standard (SuS or POSIX probably) but it doesn't currently do anything
different under Linux.  Any other place in the path and there is no

George Greer

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