[vlc-devel] [PATCH] access directory: try opening files as non blocking (fix #6940).

Tobias Güntner fatbull at web.de
Fri Jun 15 02:58:02 CEST 2012

Rémi Denis-Courmont:
>> What if you use O_DIRECTORY instead of O_NONBLOCK?
> That's Linux-specific. If we agree to ignore standards (which seems like the 
> only option), then we might as well use O_NONBLOCK, which is probably more 
> portable than O_DIRECTORY, and does not require further code changes.

Is this still the case? According to POSIX[1], O_NONBLOCK is unspecified
for anything except FIFOs and special files, whereas O_DIRECTORY has no
such limitation.

[1] http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/openat.html


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