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SubjectRe: Why side-effects on open(2) are evil. (was Re: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup)


On Sat, 19 May 2001, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

> On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 12:51:07PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > clone(), walk(), clunk(), stat() and open() ;-) Basically, we can add
> > unopened descriptors. I.e. no IO until you open it (turning the thing into
> > opened one), but we can do lookups (move to child), we can clone and
> > kill them and we can stat them.
>
> Those who would like a more detailed explanation can find one at
> http://plan9.bell-labs.com/sys/man/5/INDEX.html

Umm... Yes, it's an allusion to 9P, but no, I'm not serious about exporting
that to userland.

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