|Oracle 8i Data Cartridge Developer's Guide
Release 2 (8.1.6)
Part Number A76937-01
Using Cartridge Services, 8 of 9
The OCI file I/O package is designed to make it easier for you to write portable code that interacts with the file system by providing a consistent view of file I/O across multiple platforms.
You need to be aware of two issues when using this package in a data cartridge environment. The first issue is that this package does not provide any security when opening files for writing or when creating new files in a directory other than the security provided by the operating system protections on the file and directory. The second issue is that this package will not support the use of file descriptors across calls in a multi-threaded server environment.