Subject: Re: Per-user temp storage
To: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 02/24/1997 12:52:15
On Mon, 24 Feb 1997, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> I don't think modifying a filesystem in this way is a good idea at all;
> it's something that should not be in the kernel. As soon as you start
> plugging holes by modifying the kernel, while there is a good userspace
> solution possible (i.e. mkstemp(3)), then you're on the wrong track.
It would help if at least source in the tree used mkstemp() rather
than mktemp(), tmpnam(), tempnam().
Maybe add a warning for the above functions in a similar fashion
to 'gets()' - I believe OpenBSD did something like that a while
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