About 10 years ago I've been told by someone that for years Linux used to crash whenever you tried to read
Is this actually true? Did such a bug exist? And if it did, did it exist for years?
Edit; I found this in Linux 1.0 (March 1994) in
/* * Special lseek() function for /dev/null and /dev/zero. Most notably, you can fopen() * both devices with "a" now. This was previously impossible. SRB. */
Perhaps this is it ...? I didn't investigate/trace all the code..