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bug#43066: Hang when forking new process.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#43066: Hang when forking new process.
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 12:43:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Mathieu,

Mathieu Othacehe <othacehe@gnu.org> skribis:

>>From 004c0c78c9c21c48b38d76b5d7b356b40c8e5a4a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Mathieu Othacehe <othacehe@gnu.org>
> Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:16:55 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] Close finalization pipe after forking.
> When forking, the finalization pipe file descriptors are
> inherited. If the child process spawns a finalization thread, it will
> use a copy of its parent finalization pipe file descriptors.
> Hence, if the parent tries to stop its finalization thread, by forking
> another process for instance, it may stop the child finalization thread
> and hang forever for its own finalization thread to stop.
> Fix it by closing the finalization pipe file descriptor copies in the
> child right after forking and opening a new pipe by calling
> scm_init_finalizer_thread.
> * libguile/finalizers.c (scm_i_finalizer_post_fork): New function.
> * libguile/finalizers.c (scm_i_finalizer_post_fork): Declare it.
> * libguile/posix.c (scm_fork): Call it in the child process, right after 
> forking.

Apologies for overlooking this patch!

This was fixed differently in 5a281e35f4a5ae78fbcf10591d9358bec8f0bee0,
which is in 3.0.7.


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