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SubjectRe: Why side-effects on open(2) are evil. (was Re: [RFD w/info-PATCH]device arguments from lookup)
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On Monday 21 May 2001 19:16, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> What I'd like to see:
>
> - An interface for registering an array of related devices (almost
> always two: raw and ctl) and their legacy device numbers with a
> single userspace callout that does whatever /dev/ creation needs to
> be done. Thus, naming and permissions live in user space. No "device
> node is also a directory" weirdness...

Could you be specific about what is weird about it?

> ...which is overkill in the vast majority of cases.

--
Daniel

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