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SubjectRe: [PATCH] alternative to sys_indirect, part 1
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Alan Cox wrote:
> Believe it or not we have the compute capability between us to not
> accidentally reassign values we assigned to one thing to something else.

Once again, this is not about assigned values. This is about the time
before you get a value assigned. Not every experiment out there will
have a value assigned before it starts development.

But it really doesn't matter to me. I'm not the one you would introduce
the problem. Patch is forthcoming.


>> Oh really? You open a server socket, use fcntl(FD_CLOEXEC), and then
>> accept().
>
> And your behaviour just became OS specific....

Not according to POSIX. If some OSes deliberately violate POSIX that's
their problem. All POSIX OSes will have up to today return a new file
descriptor without the close-on-exec flag set at all times. Just read
the spec.

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➧ Ulrich Drepper ➧ Red Hat, Inc. ➧ 444 Castro St ➧ Mountain View, CA ❖
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