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SubjectRe: can/should inotify support fcntl?
Neal Becker <> writes:

> I'm trying to wrap inotify functionality for python. I ran into a problem.
> In order to use python's select on the fd, I need to use python's
> os.fdopen. It seems os.fdopen calls:
> fcntl(4, F_GETFL) = -1 EBADF (Bad file descriptor)
> Looks like inotify doesn't support calling fcntl. Should it?

F_GETFL is implemented in the VFS, and it can only fail if the fd does not
denote a valid file handle.


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