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From: Alexey Gladkov <>
To: Linux console tools development discussion <>
Subject: Re: [kbd] loadkeys does not open symlinks
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2019 14:14:56 +0100
Message-ID: <20190109131456.GC3332@comp-core-i7-2640m-0182e6> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 05:40:24PM -0600, Charles Celerier wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to symlink a custom keymap into the keymaps directory
> (/lkbo/keymaps/ in mh case), but I noticed that the loadkeys utility
> will not open symbolic link files. Is there a reason for this?

$ l /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 янв  9 14:11 /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/ ->

$ strace -e trace=open,openat /bin/loadkeys foo-link 2>&1 |grep /lib/kbd/keymaps
openat(AT_FDCWD, "/lib/kbd/keymaps", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_CLOEXEC|O_DIRECTORY) = 4
openat(AT_FDCWD, "/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_CLOEXEC|O_DIRECTORY) = 5
openat(AT_FDCWD, "/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/fgGIod", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_CLOEXEC|O_DIRECTORY) = 6
openat(AT_FDCWD, "/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_CLOEXEC|O_DIRECTORY) = 6
openat(AT_FDCWD, "/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/", O_RDONLY) = 7

I can't reproduce.

Rgrds, legion

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