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SubjectRe: 2.1.43 curious pipe-entries in / (root)
> > On Mon, 30 Jun 1997, Colin Plumb wrote:
> >
> > > It seems that the new dcache code likes things to have names. But
> can't it
> > > do the tmpfile() ting and delete them immediately after creation?
> > > Or better yet, fake it so they aren't visible to other processes
> even
> > > momentarily?

Yes, let's stop kidding ourselves. If the new dcache code can't treat
anonymous pipes as they are defined (ie, *anonymously*) it's a bug and
should be fixed. It's laughable to call such an undesirable side-effect
a "feature" just because it lets you do interesting things to wreck
havoc on the processes that use these pipes. :)

(One workaround: Create an entry in the dcache for a directory that
doesn't exist, and hide all your anonymous pipe "entries" in there... ?)

Robey

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