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Re: [RFC] Add pthread_detach_pwd call.
- From: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal dot cx>, OndÅej BÃlka <neleai at seznam dot cz>, <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:42:17 +0000
- Subject: Re: [RFC] Add pthread_detach_pwd call.
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On Mon, 21 Oct 2013, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > Feel free to propose/implement new *at functions for glibc. That doesn't
> > depend on kernel support (although kernel support would be good) because
> > you can implement them in userspace using /proc/self/fd, just like many
> > existing fallback implementations for !__ASSUME_ATFCTS.
> Interesting. Is constructing such names
> static const char procfd = "/proc/self/fd/%d/%s";
> race-free? I'm asking because the /proc/self/fd entries are presented as
> symbolic links.
I don't see why this technique would involve any races different from a
direct syscall. In both cases, if another thread changes the file
descriptor at the same time as the call, you can't predict whether the old
or new version would be used.
Joseph S. Myers