Subject: Re: Improving the Unix API
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List: tech-kern
Date: 06/27/1999 21:12:09
On 27 Jun, Jason Thorpe wrote:
|   Alexander Viro <> wrote:
|   > doesn't unmap the stuff. Oh, shit, there is such thing as pending
|   > unlink... Does vgone() force it?
|  Regarding unlink()... those aren't operations on vnodes.  Those are
|  operations on the filesystem namespace, and are thus (correctly)
|  unaffected.

I believe what he meant is "how is deallocation of a pending-unlink
file whose only reference is an open fd which has been revoked dealt

(To which my own answer would be:  "deallocated on close as usual, no
reason to treat this case specially that I know of".)

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
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carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			 KF8NH
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