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SubjectRe: Why side-effects on open(2) are evil. (was Re: [RFD w/info-PATCH]device arguments from lookup)
Daniel Phillips wrote:
>
> Oops, oh wait, there's already another open point: your breakage
> examples both rely on opening ".". You're right, "." should always be
> a directory and I believe that's enforced by the VFS. So we don't have
> an example of breakage yet.

That's just because I did a simple "ls". But it doesn't make a
difference. The magicdevs _are_ directories and
chdir("magicdev");
open(".", O_RDONLY);

shouldn't open the device.

Ciao, ET.

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