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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... ?)


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