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Re: stopping of translators

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: stopping of translators
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 04:57:52 -0400 (EDT)

> A slightly different question: if a stat() call is issued by a program
> on, for example, a /dev entry, an open() is issued to the translator to
> get a port, then the stat() magic and then a close() to free the port.
> What does the stat() actually do, and does it do an open() with O_NORW?
> Or is asking for the status message (which might be needed for stat())
> also a read?

Why don't you read the source?

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