Subject: Re: Improving the Unix API
To: Bodo Rueskamp <email@example.com>
From: Jan-Simon Pendry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/28/1999 09:04:08
Bodo Rueskamp wrote:
> > >> flink (make a new directory link for file given by descriptor),
> > flink() combined with the ability to create an unlinked file
> > in a given filesystem would allow for safe temporaries
> > without race conditions, that could be "published" when ready.
> The System V people (Solaris, Unixware) call this fattach().
fattach is used to implement stream mounts. it does not attach an
arbitrary file back to the filesystem. fattach is a library
function that specifically mounts a stream pipe using the
"namefs" filesystem. the effect of fattach does not persist
across a reboot.
> ; Bodo
> Bodo R=FCskamp, email@example.com, 51=B055' N 7=B041' E