Subject: Re: Improving the Unix API
To: Bodo Rueskamp <>
From: Jan-Simon Pendry <>
List: tech-kern
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,, 51=B055' N 7=B041' E