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Re: trivfs and port leaks

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: trivfs and port leaks
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 23:24:07 +0100
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At Tue, 8 Feb 2005 16:46:20 -0500,
Ben Asselstine <benasselstine@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> This is an open question to anybody who knows about libtrivfs and how
> it's used to create translators.
> Is there a reason that the trivfs-based translators in trans/ don't
> call trivfs_clean_cntl() to cleanup before exit()'ing in _goaway()?

I am not sure, but it is probably pretty hopeless as there is a lot of
state that you would have to clean up like the server threads etc.
> Are ports being leaked when a trivfs translator exits without cleaning
> up the cntl first?

No.  When a task is destroyed, all ports are destroyed and all
references to outside ports are released.  This is handled in Mach
(similar to file descriptors in Unix).


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