Subject: Re: mandatory vnops and vfsops
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/14/2002 17:58:31
Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > Well, I think it would be better to add hooks to irix_sys_fchmod()
> > rather than definining new fileops.
> > What is that fchmod() for BTW? Is it some kind of replacement of
> > BSD revoke(2)?
> It's chmod, but it acts on the vnode of a file you have open. No path
> lookup needed.
Gee, I realize that :)
I wanted to know what the IRIX libc is expecting the chmod to do,
and wondered if the fchmod() wouldn't actually do equivalent
of revoke or something. I don't quite understand what might
be the intent of fchmod() on the cloner device otherwise.
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.NetBSD.org/Ports/i386/ps2.html
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