[lkml]   [1998]   [Feb]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: find: /proc/<pid>/fd/4: No such file or directory
    On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, David Schwartz wrote:

    > >On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, David Schwartz wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> So? Files in the /proc directory can be transient and appear and
    > >> disappear at whim.
    > >>
    > >> DS
    > >>
    > >
    > >Why don't the other fs's have a problem with shadows? You can make
    > >ext2 files as transient as they come, and there are no shadows.
    > >
    > > -Mike
    > I haven't looked closely, but my guess is that this file is for the find
    > processes descriptor used to read the directory, and find's code to traverse
    > a directory is sufficiently fast that a process switch rarely if ever occurs
    > in between when a directory is read and the files inside it are checked.
    > Therefore, only the proc entry for the find process itself is vulnerable.
    > In any event, this behavior is certainly not unreasonable.
    > DS

    I looked as closely as I can for a few days, and it is as you say.
    Not a big problem, merely annoying :)


    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:41    [W:0.021 / U:2.488 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site