Re: Problems with /proc/*/fd/*

Linus Torvalds (Linus.Torvalds@cs.Helsinki.FI)
Thu, 12 Oct 1995 07:08:40 +0200

Frank Racis: "Problems with /proc/*/fd/*" (Oct 10, 12:56):
> I've been having a problem in recent kernels (1.3.30-32, don't know about
> older ones) with the process /fd entries in /proc. All the fd's show
> up in ls, but they can't be written to or read from. Bash gives "no
> such file or directory"

This will be fixed in 1.3.34.. (along with at least the sound driver,
and hopefully the SCSI drivers too).

The problem is that the PLAN9_SEMANTICS no longer work: they did an ugly
hack that stopped working with the thread-safe open() code..