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


    On Wed, 23 May 2001, Edgar Toernig wrote:

    > And with special "ctrl" devices (ie /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS0ctrl):
    > This _may_ work for some kind of devices. But serial ports are one
    > example where it simply will _not_. It requires that you know the

    That's quite funny, you know...

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    From: Dennis Ritchie (dmr@bell-labs.com)
    Subject: Re: Plan 9 (was Re: Rubouts)
    Newsgroups: alt.folklore.computers
    Date: 1998/10/12

    Neil Franklin wrote:
    >
    > No ioctl()s?
    >
    > Something like: echo "38400,8,n,1" > /ioctrl/ttyS0 ?
    >
    > Now that would be cool.
    >
    Exactly like that, though it would be /dev/eia80ctl .
    No ioctl().

    > Is there anyone who has an URL about Plan 9. Code download?
    >

    http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9


    Dennis
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