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Re: O_EVTONLY [was Re: KERN_PROC_FILEDESC equivalent in NetBSD?]

In article <20151212122234.GB614@quark>,
Patrick Welche  <> wrote:
>On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 06:59:31PM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
>> On Oct 22, 11:04pm, (Patrick Welche) wrote:
>> | Talking of things to add - any thoughts on adding the O_EVTONLY flag
>to open()?
>> Does it work properly on MacOS/X?
>A bit of a double negative: I don't know if it works properly, however,
>the use case would be for the kqueue backend of glib's gio. On MacOS/X
>the kqueue backend uses O_EVTONLY since November 2012, and I don't
>see bugs filed against it.

That would be the case if it did nothing :-) I.e. if it was no more
restricting than a regular open. What functionality are you missing?


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