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SubjectRe: Why side-effects on open(2) are evil. (was Re: [RFD w/info-PATCH]device arguments from lookup)
On Sun, 27 May 2001, Edgar Toernig wrote:

> You really mean that "magicdev" is a directory and:
> open("magicdev/.", O_RDONLY);

At least for the patch I posted, that would return -ENOTDIR, and exactly
for the reason that not doing so would break find. I've been convinced
that we really need to be careful which, if any, options are permitted in
this fashion.


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