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fs_symlinks(5)							fs_symlinks(5)

       fs_symlinks  -  maximum number of symbolic links used to resolve a path

   Allowed values
       The minimum value allowed is 20.	 The maximum value allowed is 1024, or

       Specify a positive integer value.

       The tunable represents the maximum number of symbolic links followed by
       the kernel when resolving a path name.  Applications that  create  sym‐
       bolic links and/or parse path names should also now use this limit rep‐
       resented by to be consistent with the kernel.

   Who Is Expected to Change This Tunable?
       Anyone expecting to run applications using path names that  may	expand
       to a large number of symbolic links.

   Restrictions on Changing
       None.   The  tunable is dynamic (tuning will take effect immediately on
       the running system).

   When Should the Value of This Tunable Be Raised?
       This tunable value should be raised when applications are  expected  to
       create  and/or  parse  path  names that may expand to a large number of
       symbolic links.

   What are the Side Effects of Raising the Value?

   When Should the Value of This Tunable Be Lowered?
       This value rarely needs to be lowered, unless  there  is	 a  reason  to
       limit the number of symbolic links in an expanded path name.

   What are the Side Effects of Lowering the Value?
       The  kernel  will  not be able to resolve path names with more symbolic
       links than the limit represented by

   What Other Tunable Values Should Be Changed at the Same Time?

       All HP-UX kernel tunable parameters are release specific.  This parame‐
       ter  may	 be  removed or have its meaning changed in future releases of

       NOTE: The define traditionally defined in is now	 obsolete  and	should
       not  be	used.	This  limit  (number  of  symbolics  links that may be
       expanded in a path name) is now available to applications via this  new
       tunable	parameter,  The interfaces provided by the tunable infrastruc‐
       ture should be used to obtain the value of At  the  application	level,
       use  the	 gettune(2)  or	 kctune(1M) interface.	Applications using the
       define may not be consistent with  the  kernel.	 The  define  will  be
       removed in post-HP-UX 11i Version 2 releases.

       Installation of optional kernel software, from HP or other vendors, may
       cause changes to tunable parameter values.   After  installation,  some
       tunable	parameters may no longer be at the default or recommended val‐
       ues.  For information about the effects of installation on tunable val‐
       ues, consult the documentation for the kernel software being installed.
       For  information	 about	optional  kernel  software  that  was  factory
       installed on your system, see at

       was developed by HP.

       kctune(1M),  sam(1M),  gettune(2), settune(2), ulimit(2), setrlimit(2),

			   Tunable Kernel Parameters		fs_symlinks(5)

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