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SubjectRe: [patch] add file position info to proc
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> > > > > For each fd the information is provided in the following format:
> > > > >
> > > > > pos: 1234
> > > > > flags: 0100002
> > > >
> > > > Octal? Maybe we should use more traditional hex here?
> >
> > It's octal in <fcntl.h>, so it's easier for a human to read.
> >
> > > Good point. The O_foo flags are per-arch, so this field has the potential
> > > to be subtly different on different architectures, which is unpleasing.
> > >
> > > > Or even list flags by name?
> > >
> > > urg. Simple enough to do (lookup table, please). But is it worth it?
> > > Perhaps just remove that field?
> >
> > I wouldn't mind. But leaving it to an application or for a human to
> > sort out is OK I guess. There are lots of non-portable numbers in
> > proc.
>
> Hmm, I do not think we want non-portable numbers in proc. What are
> other examples?

Signal masks in PID/status for example. I'm sure there are others.

Miklos
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