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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] uapi, vfs: Change the mount API UAPI [ver #2]
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Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:

> If you still prefer to have cloexec flags
> for the 4 new syscalls then yes,
> if they could at least all have the same name
> (FSMOUNT_CLOEXEC?) that would be good.

They don't all have the same value (see OPEN_TREE_CLOEXEC).

Note that I also don't want to blindly #define them to O_CLOEXEC because it's
not necessarily the same value on all arches. Currently it can be 02000000,
010000000 or 0x400000 for instance, which means that if it's sharing a mask
with other flags, at least three bits have to be reserved for it or we have to
have arch-dependent bit juggling.

One thing I like about your approach of just making them O_CLOEXEC by default
and removing the constants is that it avoids this mess entirely.

David

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