Subject: Re: funlink() for fun!
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/13/2003 22:25:02
Greg A. Woods writes:

>But it should, not, indeed must not, else a fundamental feature of how
>unix I/O works would be trashed all to hell.

Of course it is and I only gave this example to show how nonsense
an "funlink()" call would be -- because the only valid behaviour
in the current framework (clearing of inode / invalidating all fds)
would be totally impractical.

Now can we stop this thing?  Or should I also propose some b*llsh!t
system call and have a hundred-mails long thread debate its uselessness?

  Matthias Buelow;  mkb@{,}