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From: Horst von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl>
To: RAMON_GARCIA_F <RAMON_GARCIA_F@terra.es>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Suggestion for a new system call: convert file handle to a cookie for transfering file handles between processes.
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 10:41:25 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <200307211441.h6LEfQT02085@pincoya.inf.utfsm.cl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 21 Jul 2003 11:49:15 +0200." <4cace4bf68.4bf684cace@teleline.es>

RAMON_GARCIA_F <RAMON_GARCIA_F@terra.es> said:
> Although it is posible to use unix sockets, my proposal
> integrates better with shell scripts.

I fail to see why using sockets et al in shell scripts is that important.
You have full access to the API from Perl, for one; shell scripts are used
mostly as scaffolding for calling "normal" programs, so inventing something
to do what you want and call that from the shell is the way to go IMHO.
Only if there is absolutely no way to do it sanely outside the kernel, and
futhermore it is very important to do, should the kernel get involved
(sure, Linux is way the largest Unix installed base around today, but still
_far_ from the one that defines the standards in the area, which means a
Linux-only system call is a step forward and three back, so...)
-- 
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2003-07-21 14:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-21  9:49 Suggestion for a new system call: convert file handle to a cookie for transfering file handles between processes RAMON_GARCIA_F
2003-07-21 13:42 ` Mark Mielke
2003-07-21 14:41 ` Horst von Brand [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2003-07-21 19:48 RAMON_GARCIA_F
2003-07-21 20:07 ` Mark Mielke
2003-07-21 16:55 RAMON_GARCIA_F
2003-07-21 19:16 ` Mark Mielke
2003-07-17 17:47 RAMON_GARCIA_F
2003-07-18 18:39 ` Ingo Oeser
2003-07-19  3:55   ` Mark Mielke
2003-07-19  9:59 ` Miquel van Smoorenburg

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