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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nextfd(2)
On 04/10/2012 05:09 PM, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
>
> I know the reason. fcntl(F_NEXT) is one of a proposal of next SUS enhancement.
>
> http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=149
>
> nextfd() has a semantics of F_NEXT.
>
> Next, why shoundn't we implement fcntl(F_NEXT) in our kernel? I think
> we have two reason.
>
> 1) As linus pointed out, linux specific "flags" argument may be useful.
> 2) The name of F_NEXT is not fixed yet. another url of the austin says
> it is FD_NEXT.
> So, we can't choose right name yet. Moreover, A meanings of 3rd
> argument of F_NEXT
> haven't been fixed.
>

But it still has the same braindamage: one system call per loop
invocation, and we can do better. I would much rather see fdwalk() in SUS.

-hpa



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