On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Alvaro Herrera
<alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> Hmm, the real trick here is linkat(... "/proc/self/foobar"), not the
> O_TMPFILE: you can have an open file descriptor to an "invisible" file
> simply by creating a normal file and unlinking it.  I looked at linkat()
> yesterday but the idea of using /proc/self didn't occur to me.  Nasty
> trick :-(  It seems linkat() is quite a bit more portable than
> O_TMPFILE, fortunately ...

Supposedly linkat(2) on Linux refuses to create a link to a file that
was opened normally and had its last link removed with unlink(2) due
to concerns that this would create security holes.


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