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    SubjectRe: Why is chmod(2)?
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    > binaries that call chmod(2) and they should continue to work.
    > But compatibility aside, can chmod(2) be implemented as chmod(3)
    > using open(2) and fchmod(2) and is the same true for all other
    > system calls which take pathnames as an argument?
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    > b. Is it possible?

    Probably not - open has side effects. Open isnt allowed on devices not
    currently present.


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