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    SubjectRe: close return value


    On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, David S. Miller wrote:
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    > Oh, Linus knows. In fact, Linus wrote some of the code in question.
    >
    > Ok, I think the issue here is different.
    >
    > Several years ago we were returning -EAGAIN from close() via NFS and
    > that is what caused the problems.

    Oh.

    Yes, EAGAIN doesn't really work as a close return value, simply because
    _nobody_ expects that (and leaving the file descriptor open after a
    close() is definitely unexpected, ie people can very validly complain
    about buggy behaviour).

    Linus

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