Re: O_CAREFUL flag to disable open() side effects

From: Ulrich Drepper
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 13:48:35 EST

On 7/27/06, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dumb thought: would it make sense to add an O_CAREFUL flag to open(), to
disable side effects?

Not that I don't want to be constructive, but this is something you'll
likely never be able to specify with the needed level of accuray.
What is careful? I can imagine all kinds ideas possible ways file
systems and device drivers might want to use this.

Adding a separate interface taking a file name isn't high enough a
price to open such a can of worms.
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