How about this for passing file descriptors?

Robert Collins
Mon Jul 15 04:22:00 GMT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Corinna Vinschen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 9:10 PM

> Perhaps that's not even needed.  We already have a couple of methods
> which are involved when duplicating handles between processes, namely
> dup(), fixup_before_fork(), fixup_after_fork(), fixup_after_exec().

Hmm, the difference being that these methods are all synchronous. generic
passing of file descriptors is not synchronous.

> Basically they are only restricted in their functionality since they
> only get the *parent* process handle.  If we generalize this stuff
> to get a *source* and a *destination* process handle instead, the
> whole stuff would be available for situations besides fork/exec...

Remember that we don't know the destination process handle for this
scenario, all we know is that we need to prepare the fd for *some* process
to recieve.


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