LFS 6.1.1: find reports wrong hard link count for /proc

Vladimir A. Pavlov pv4 at bk.ru
Mon May 8 12:12:51 PDT 2006

Andrew Benton wrote:
> Then redirect the error messages to /dev/null
> find / -name somefile 2> /dev/null

I disagree. In this way you can miss a really important error message so 
it's better to ignore the warning in question.

Concerning something's being misconfigured, the comment in find's source 
code says "This is likely to be a bug in the filesystem driver (e.g. 
Linux's /proc filesystem) or may just be a fact that the OS doesn't 
really handle hard links with Unix semantics" so the failure while 
finding in /proc is a known (at least, to find's authors :) ) issue 
and, consequently, you can safely ignore it.

Nothing but perfection

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