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SubjectRe: Is sendfile all that sexy?
Felix von Leitner wrote:
> > close (0);
> > close (1);
> > close (2);
> > open ("/dev/console", O_RDWR);
> > dup ();
> > dup ();
>
> So it's not actually part of POSIX, it's just to get around fixing
> legacy code? ;-)

This makes me wonder...

If the kernel only kept a queue of the three smallest unused fd's, and
when the queue emptied handed out whatever it liked, how many things
would break? I suspect this would cover a lot of bases...

<dons flameproof underwear>

regards,
David

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David L. Parsley
Network Administrator
Roanoke College
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