Subject: Re: Time to fix a 25 year old misdesign
To: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
From: Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/15/2000 10:38:08
> [ repeating to a public ]
> Umm... I can't quite remember, but aren't paired open/close semantics what are
> provided by the SVr4 clone device?
> The close semantics are correct for fully shareable devices like disks. They
> are helpful in that you have different functions you're trying to accomodate
> w/o having a separate device.