Re: open() on sockets (was: Linux 2.4.0-test1ac7)

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2000 - 12:20:03 EST

> > 2.4.0-test1-ac7
> >
> > o Stop open() on sockets (Chris Wedgewood)
> >
> I'm confused about this one. I always thought supporting open() on
> Unix domain sockets would be a great idea -- there is a number of
> things that you can do elegantly that way which you otherwise wouldn't
> be able to do. What is wrong with it?

1. What are the semantics ?
2. A few things assume socket opens fail so they dont test when opening for
3. Lots of the rest of the kernel assumes it cant happen

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