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Linux 5.6 Kernel Adds New System Call For "openat2" - More Extensible openat()

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  • Linux 5.6 Kernel Adds New System Call For "openat2" - More Extensible openat()

    Phoronix: Linux 5.6 Kernel Adds New System Call For "openat2" - More Extensible openat()

    A new system call added to the very feature rich Linux 5.6 kernel is openat2() for more extensible behavior compared to the existing openat() functionality...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...6-Adds-Openat2

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    In case anyone's unfamiliar with the term "magic link", here's the relevant bit from the linked diff:

    or accessing a "``/proc/$PID/fd/$FD``" symlink (also known as a "magic link")

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