RE: question on tty open and close
From: Stuart MacDonald
Date: Wed Mar 28 2007 - 09:13:10 EST
> in tty_io.c::tty_open():
> We find that a failure in open() leads to release_dev() being called.
> release_dev() calls close():
> if (tty->driver->close)
> tty->driver->close(tty, filp);
> So we have a file that's closed although open() never succeeded?
That's correct! It's been a pain in my butt for years.
> What's the reason for that?
No idea. Would *love* to hear an explanation.
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