Some new system calls
Posted Dec 22, 2005 4:15 UTC (Thu) by daniel
Parent article: Some new system calls
Re openat and friends:
A Good Thing indeed. A not so obvious application: user space filesystem stacking can be more efficient and race free with this syscall style. Too bad it wasn't done this way from the dawn of time.
I dimly recall proposing, for userspace filesystem stacking reasons, a similar set of syscalls to Ulrich a Christmas or two ago, oblivious to the existence of the Solaris syscalls of course. I think Ulrich must have been also, at that time. Maybe we need to spend more time looking at API improvements that Solaris, and Irix for that matter, have had since forever.
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