bash/cygwin leaking process handles

Christopher Faylor
Mon Dec 4 10:14:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 11:52:02AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 09:52:26AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>Matt wrote:
>>> result: one process handle will be leaked for every repeat. There appear
>>> to be two handles leaked just starting the original bash, though. By
>>> handle leak, I am meaning that a process handle is still open to a process
>>> that no longer exists.
>>Did you check that with 1.1.4 or 1.1.5 as well? Would be interesting
>>to know if that's a new problem.
>And, it would be interesting to have the problem debugged, actually.
>This is "cygwin-developers", right?

Btw, it is normal to keep handles open to processes that no longer exist.
cygwin maintains a queue of recently used process handles to avoid pid
reuse.  The design was that some number will always be open but this
number should not grow without bound.


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