bash/cygwin leaking process handles

Mon Dec 18 02:09:00 GMT 2000

> On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 11:52:02AM -0500, Christopher Faylor 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
> >>> that no longer exists.

> 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.

You're right -- it tops off at 8 handles. I'll try and be more thorough next

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