Re: kernel bug in socketpair()

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 10:36:21 EST

On 23 Jul 2003 15:20:08 +0100
Alan Cox <> wrote:

> On Mer, 2003-07-23 at 14:32, David Korn wrote:
> > The first problem is that files created with socketpair() are not accessible
> > via /dev/fd/n or /proc/$$/fd/n where n is the file descriptor returned
> > by socketpair(). Note that this is not a problem with pipe().
> This is intentional - sockets do not have an "open" operation currently.

Sure, but we've known this for a long time.

And because we knew, we decided not to add an "open"
method to sockets. The reason, as I remember it, was

Was it not?
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