[TUHS] Etymology of the open file table?
rochkind at basepath.com
Tue Mar 22 12:23:43 AEST 2016
A ref-counted data structure organized how, for what language? Integers are
really easy to work with.
(Perhaps I misunderstood your post.)
On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 8:07 PM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:
> This came up today at work; what's the origin of the open file table? The
> suggestion was made that, instead, a ref-counted data structure could be
> allocated at open() time to serve the same purpose, and that a table of
> open files was superfluous. My guess was that this made it (relatively)
> easy to look up what files referred to a particular device?
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