[RFC] libgfortran dll i/o redirection lossage caused by order-of-termination issue

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Jul 29 23:14:00 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:38:04AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Jul 29 05:29, Dave Korn wrote:
>> 1- Ship it!  Commit it as it stands, dll_global_dtors is idempotent so it
>> doesn't matter if it gets called again during ES_GLOBAL_DTORS.
>> 2- Remove ES_GLOBAL_DTORS, because we believe that the outcome of the various
>> standards is that dtors only get run if you exit() and not if you _exit() or
>> abort().
>> 3- ????
>>   I guess we ought to look at #2, but that's going to require a bunch more
>> testing.
>That should be the right thing to do, given the semantics of _exit.
>The fflush calls in the dtors of the fortran lib is a fine example.

I agree that #2 seems like the direction we should be moving in.  However,
if Dave doesn't have time to do more testing then maybe we should just go
with #1 for 1.7.1?


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