Heads up: Changed stat/fstat for sockets
Fri Feb 21 15:03:00 GMT 2003
just so that nobody is surprised. I've changed stat/fstat on sockets
to return values which are more similar to what Linux returns. It's
a bit difficult to explain. Basically it's now working like that:
- fstat() on an open socket returns the current owner and group in the
st_uid/st_gid fields and 0777 permissions in st_mode (see below).
- stat() on AF_UNIX/AF_LOCAL sockets returns owner and group of the actual
socket file in st_uid/st_gid.
It returns the same st_ino value as the actual socket file on the disk,
the actual file permissions in st_mode and the same st_dev value which
would have been returned if the socket file would have been just a
regular file on disk.
Other fields like st_rdev, st_blocks and st_size are appropriately tweaked
(mostly set to 0).
The device special files /dev/dgsocket, /dev/streamsocket, /dev/tcp and
/dev/udp are now correctly designated as character special files with
distinct minor device numbers.
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