Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/24/2000 02:17:37
[ On Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 22:35:05 (-0800), Greywolf wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
> but why not a reserve(path,mode,uid,gid) and ropen() (reserved open) call
> if there is a concern about security? It's that half-open thing that
> was discussed a while ago, but actually separated out into two calls;
> Or is this too akin to the earlier discussion to be of value?
Yes, that is in fact exactly equivalent to the half_open thing because
the similarly half_open thing would still require a second call to
complete the open and thus it's just as bogus for all the same reasons.
Greg A. Woods
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