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SubjectRe: [PATCH 07/18] flag parameters: timerfd_create
On Sun, 4 May 2008, Ulrich Drepper wrote:

> The timerfd_create syscall already has a flags parameter. It just is
> unused so far. This patch changes this by introducing the TFD_CLOEXEC
> flag to set the close-on-exec flag for the returned file descriptor.
> A new flag TFD_CLOEXEC is used instead of reusing O_CLOEXEC to prevent
> exhaustion of the int bit field in case we need more flags.
> The following test must be adjusted for architectures other than x86 and
> x86-64 and in case the syscall numbers changed.

> Signed-off-by: Ulrich Drepper <>

Acked-by: Davide Libenzi <>

- Davide

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