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    SubjectRe: Why is chmod(2)?
    Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > I recommend coding a patch to find out if O_NONE is really as easy as it
    > seems.

    Note that the equivalent of O_NONE has been around on Linux since '92 or
    so (numeric value 3, I usually call it O_NOACCESS). It is required for
    things like fdformat and setfdprm. LILO also uses it. So the "main code
    path" already supports this. Drivers looking at f_mode or f_flags may be
    a different story, though.

    - Werner

    / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH /

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