[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #2357] open(2) flagspace is full

Francois Tigeot via Redmine bugtracker-admin at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Sun Jul 29 09:09:34 PDT 2012

Issue #2357 has been updated by Francois Tigeot.

O_ROOTCRED is DragonFly-specific and effectively unused.
It can be removed without causing secondary issues
Bug #2357: open(2) flagspace is full

Author: Francois Tigeot
Status: New
Priority: High
Target version: 

Recent software expects to be able to use open with flags such as O_DIRECTORY or O_CLOEXEC; they are useful to prevent races and securities vulnerabilities.

I have looked at implementing O_CLOEXEC support, but all the bits in an int are already used; I have counted about 10 DragonFly-specific flags in the lot.

The standard flags, as defined in the current POSIX.1-2008 standard:

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