[ofiwg] symlinks in git repos

Hefty, Sean sean.hefty at intel.com
Wed Nov 21 10:59:27 PST 2018

With the merger of fabtests into libfabric, we're looking at code being shared between the two.  One way of handling this is to use symlinks in fabtests to reference files stored in the libfabric portion of the tree.

This works wonderful... on Linux.  On Windows, not so much.  :/  Has anyone had any experience using symlinks or sharing files between different directories in git that works when building on Windows?

So far, our best option appears to be maintaining actual copies of the files/code, and relying on some sort of script to ensure that they are kept in sync.

- Sean

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