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Re: [PATCH] abort: Only flush file-based stdio streams before termination

On 08/17/2017 09:50 AM, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:
> On 17/08/2017 10:45, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> On 08/17/2017 09:35 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> Historically, glibc flushes streams on abort, which is not
>>> required by POSIX.  This can trigger additional work
>>> (including callbacks through function pointers) in processes
>>> which are known to be in a bad state.  After this change,
>>> only streams which are backed by the standard descriptor-based
>>> implementation are flushed.
>> Does this mean open_memstream streams to NVM won't be flushed by
>> default?
>> As a user I might be convinced that my own custom streams need to
>> flushed by hand in an abort handler, but I might expect open_memstream
>> streams to be flushed.
> For my BZ#21735 fix (libio: Fix open_memstream fflush (NULL)), you
> indicate you asked for clarification regarding open_memstream [1].  
> I think we should follow the same semantic for abort after Austin 
> Group clarification.
> [1]

IMO until such clarification is made we should conservatively
flush open_memstream streams.


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