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    SubjectRe: kernel bug in socketpair()
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    On Mer, 2003-07-23 at 17:56, Glenn Fowler wrote:
    > you can eliminate the security implications for all fd types by
    > simply translating
    > open("/dev/fd/N",...)
    > to
    > dup(atoi(N))
    > w.r.t. fd N in the current process

    This has very different semantics. Consider lseek().

    > otherwise there is a bug in the /dev/fd/N -> /proc/self/fd/N implementation
    > and /dev/fd/N should be separated out to its (original) dup(atoi(N))
    > semantics

    I don't see a bug. I see differing behaviour between Linux and BSD on a
    completely non standards defined item. Also btw nobody ever really wrote
    a /dev/fd/ for Linux - it was just a byproduct of the proc stuff someone
    noticed. I guess someone could write a Plan-9 style dev/fd or devfdfs
    for Linux if they wanted.

    Alan

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