[TUHS] Were all of you.. Hippies?

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Sat Mar 25 15:01:51 AEST 2017


On Fri, Mar 24, 2017, at 20:41, Andrew Warkentin wrote:
> As I said before, UX/RT will take file-oriented architecture even
> further than Plan 9 does. fork() and some thread-related APIs will be
> pretty much the only APIs implemented as non-file-based primitives.
> Pretty much the entire POSIX/Linux API will be implemented although
> most non-file-based system calls will have file-based implementations
> underneath (for example, getpid() will do a readlink() of /proc/self
> to get the PID).

Does readlink need to exist as a system call? Maybe it should be
possible to open and read a symbolic link - using a flag passed to open,
like AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW.


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