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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, Abramo Bagnara wrote:

    > Can't this easily avoided if the needed action is not
    >
    > < /dev/zero/start_nuclear_war
    > or
    > > /dev/zero/start_nuclear_war
    >
    > but
    >
    > echo "I'm evil" > /dev/zero/start_nuclear_war

    Sure. And that's the right thing to do (not the implied action, that is -
    _that_ would be too messy).

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