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SubjectRE: [PATCH v2] Add new open(2) flag - O_EMPTY_PATH
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From: Ameer Hamza
> Sent: 31 December 2022 23:56
>
> This patch adds a new flag O_EMPTY_PATH that allows openat and open
> system calls to open a file referenced by fd if the path is empty,
> and it is very similar to the FreeBSD O_EMPTY_PATH flag. This can be
> beneficial in some cases since it would avoid having to grant /proc
> access to things like samba containers for reopening files to change
> flags in a race-free way.
>

But what does it do?
(Apart from add code to a common kernel code path.)

David

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