3rd argument to open
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Nov 13 04:03:19 UTC 2017
My Linux man page says open(2) takes an optional 3rd argument - the mode bits
that are used if the file is created. The POSIX man pages don't say anything
about it, but do leave a ... in the skeleton for open.
The mode argument specifies the file mode bits be applied when a
new file is created. This argument must be supplied when
O_CREAT or O_TMPFILE is specified in flags; if neither O_CREAT
nor O_TMPFILE is specified, then mode is ignored.
Is that interesting for refclocks? Is there any case where things like
/dev/tty6 get created when opened? If not, any reason I shouldn't remove the
3rd argument? (I'm interested in refclocks, not log files and such which
actually might get created.)
If there is a good use for it, is 0777 ever the right value?
up->ppsapi_fd = open(peer->cfg.ppspath,
O_RDWR | O_NOCTTY | O_NONBLOCK, S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR);
up->fddev = open(peer->cfg.ppspath ? peer->cfg.ppspath : device,
fd = open(dev, O_RDWR | O_NONBLOCK | O_NOCTTY, 0777);
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