Subject: Re: Addition to force open to open only regular files
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/29/2000 22:09:55
On Tue 28 Nov 2000 at 16:25:36 -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> fhopen() was designed to open up new avenues of file system research. In
> NAStore, we had a userland daemon which needed to open a file to help a
> file system. The file system got into a particular VOP, realized it needed
> help, and asked the daemon for it.

I was hacking on a userland NFS server for BeOS, and I wished it had
functions like fhopen() and getfh(). Because they were lacking, every
time the server was restarted, all clients's file handles became stale.
Very annoying. Please don't remove these handle-functions. They are
very useful for helping userland file system servers to be stateless.

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