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Re: mknod(2) and POSIX
On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 14:30:26 +0200, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > On Jun 18, 2019, at 2:25 PM, Jason Thorpe <thorpej%me.com@localhost> wrote:
> >> On Jun 18, 2019, at 2:01 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt%lexort.com@localhost> wrote:
> >> I realize mkfifo is preferred in our world, and POSIX says it is
> >> preferred. But I believe we have a failure to follow POSIX.
> >> Other opinions?
> > Seems you are correct.
> Sorry! Hit "send" prematurely.
> mknod(2) for the FIFO case should allow users under the same
> circumstances that mkfifo(2) does.
Since our mknod() is a wrapper, we can trivially dispath to mkfifo
syscall for mknod calls with S_IFIFO, can't we? I don't think we
should make the mknod syscall itself to support this.
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