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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code
On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 06:13:18PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Nope. You can (and people do, quite often) share filps. So you can't
> associate state with it.

For _devices_, though? I don't expect my mouse to work if gpm and xfree
both try to consume device events from the same filp. Heck, it doesn't
even work when they try to consume events from the same inode :-) I think
this is a reasonable restriction for the class of devices in question.

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