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Re: bin/55815: tar opens device files

The following reply was made to PR bin/55815; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Christos Zoulas <>
 "" <>
Subject: Re: bin/55815: tar opens device files
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:34:16 -0500

 Unfortunately it looks like implementing a no-side-effects open for some =
 devices is=20
 difficult because those devices (tapes in particular) rely on the =
 different semantics=20
 for open depending on different minor numbers. As joerg mentions, =
 deferring this=20
 to the first I/O would be a good thing but it is not trivial to do and =
 we have a bunch=20
 of them. What we seem to want is an open() flavor that gives us access =
 just to the
 extended attributes and stat info, so we could just do that (open =

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