Re: [BUG] Passing FDs over pipes

David S. Miller (
Wed, 13 May 1998 23:41:42 -0700

Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 16:05:14 +1200
From: Chris Wedgwood <>

AFAIK sendmsg is only defined to work for pipes.

I have some updated manual pages for this and a few other network
related APIs I keep meaning to run past Alan and DavidH, so if the
above is wrong someone please correct me.....

Who is DavidH? ;-) The above is how we do behave, and how we will
behave for 2.2.x Also add notes about the following cases I mentioned
in another mail:

fchmod on a UNIX socket bound to a VFS object does not act upon the
VFS object, neither does fchown.  Use chmod/chown on the filename of
the UNIX socket in the VFS namespace instead, that works.

Later, David S. Miller

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