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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Daniel Phillips wrote:
>
> Sounds like "treat it like a file and it acts like a file, treat it
> like a directory and it acts like a directory".
>

The original plan was that you only could indirect through it; not
chdir() for example. One could do the whole enchilada, but then one
would have to expect that open() could have very different effects with
and without O_DIRECTORY (and open() on directories without O_DIRECTORY
should be outlawed with prejudice.)

-hpa

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