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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: fix delayed signals
    On Saturday 12 July 2008 22:26, Török Edwin wrote:
    > A bit off-topic, but something I noticed during the tests:
    > In my original test I have rm-ed the files right after launching dd in
    > the background, yet it still continued to write to the disk.
    > I can understand that if the file is opened O_RDWR, you might seek back
    > and read what you wrote, so Linux needs to actually do the write,
    > but why does it insist on writing to the disk, on a file opened with
    > O_WRONLY, after the file itself got unlinked?

    Because process can do

    fcntl(fd, F_SETFL, fcntl(fd, F_GETFL) | O_RDWR)

    at any time.
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