Issue #13568 has been updated by sorah (Sorah Fukumori).

Status changed from Open to Assigned
Assignee set to sorah (Sorah Fukumori)

We discussed about this today  in [DevelopersMeeting20170519Japan](https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/projects/ruby/wiki/DevelopersMeeting20170519Japan). Conclution in this meeting is:

- Return unexist path with informational message, like in Linux procfs symbolic link (`/proc/PID/fd/N` вк  `/tmp/#165106976 (deleted)`).
- Other considerations:
  - Returning `nil` has no traceability. 
  - Raising error is an alternate way, but it doesn't sound good.

Please see the published log for conversation details in the meeting.


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Feature #13568: File#path for O_TMPFILE fds are unmeaning
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/13568#change-64940

* Author: sorah (Sorah Fukumori)
* Status: Assigned
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: sorah (Sorah Fukumori)
* Target version: 
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By using File::TMPFILE (O_TMPFILE) allows us to create a file without directory entries.

While open(2) with O_TMPFILE don't create a file without directory entries, it still requires a directory name to determine a file system to create a file.

Current Ruby implementation holds such directory names in fptr->pathv and retrievable via File#path.
But such paths are useless and may raise errors. For example, some code [1] checks File#path availability then when available, it attempts to use the path to open a file in different fd, finally raises Errno::EISDIR.

This patch changes File#path (fptr->pathv) not to return String if a fd is opened with O_TMPFILE.

[1]: https://github.com/aws/aws-sdk-ruby/blob/v2.9.17/aws-sdk-core/lib/aws-sdk-core/checksums.rb#L15

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tmpfile-path.patch (1.96 KB)


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