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Re: leaks fd for internal functions but not external command


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: leaks fd for internal functions but not external command
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:11:24 -0400
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On 7/25/19 9:03 AM, Sam Liddicott wrote:

> Perhaps if the named fd is also closed on the same statement that opened
> it, it could be kept closed rather than saved and re-opened.
> Being closed at the same statement is a strong indicator that it was only
> used to aid fd transplants. Why keep open what the author closed?

That's an interesting suggestion. I considered it at some point, and
there's even a comment in the code about it. I'll look at it again.

Chet

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