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SubjectRe: Why side-effects on open(2) are evil. (was Re: [RFD w/info-PATCH]device arguments from lookup)
Hi!

> So I guess things have already been a bit messy in this
> area for many years, even before linux even existed, and
> in some cases you can't really do anything about it because
> the behaviour is mandated by the applicable standards, like
> POSIX, SUS, or whatever.
> (The blocking of the open on a tty device is explicitly
> documented in my copy of the X/Open specification.)

If X/Open documents security hole, then, I guess, X/Open will have to
be changed.
Pavel
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