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Re: Support of SOCK_CLOEXEC

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Support of SOCK_CLOEXEC
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:02:11 -0600
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On 03/28/2011 10:51 AM, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> Hi,
> A mail for getting the status of SOCK_CLOEXEC flags and particularly for 
> socket and socketpair.
> Does gnulib should support this interface ?

If it doesn't, it should.  I've been meaning to revisit CLOEXEC support
in gnulib and improve it to match glibc.

> I do not know if it will be added to posix, but it seems useful.

Yes, I have plans to propose adding it in the next revision of POSIX.
My initial reaction from the rest of the Austin Group has already been
favorable for the addition, but it needs a formal proposal that I
haven't yet had time to complete.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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