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SubjectRe: Idea: flink() and anon_open()
Hi!

> I'd like to suggest two new system calls. They are logical extensions
> of the existing filesystem features, and they make it possible to do
> all sorts of interesting things. I particularly want them because I'm
> writing a program that will be used to install system-critical files
> (libc), and there are some race conditions that they would
> eliminate.

Hmm. I believe they are not needed. Just create directory /safetmp,
with perms 700 owned by root and play with it. This way, noone can
explore races.
Pavel

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I'm really pavel@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz. Pavel
Look at http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/ ;-).

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