fixup_after_fork (NULL)

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Feb 28 14:50:00 GMT 2020

On Feb 28 13:41, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Feb 27 17:24, Ken Brown wrote:
> > fhandler_socket_wsock::fixup_after_exec and
> > fhandler_socket_unix::fixup_after_exec call fixup_after_fork (NULL), which
> > would seem to lead to calls to DuplicateHandle with first argument NULL.  I
> > can't find any documentation that says this is legal.  What do these calls
> > do?
> They fail with ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE.
> I checked the commit history and it turned out that this has been
> introduced with commit 528060195ca6c back in 2002.
> In fhandler_socket_wsock it has no negative impact.  fixup_after_exec
> calls fixup_after_fork *only* on need_fixup_before(), that is, if the
> handle was some of the special LSP handles, so the socket handle has to
> be created by WSADuplicateSocket/WSASocket.  In that case the parent
> handle isn't needed.
> Same in case of fhandler_pty_slave.  Its fixup_after_fork doesn't
> require the parent handle at all.
> In case of fhandler_socket_unix, this was most likely a straight
> copy/paste or developer-didn't-actually-think-about-it-error.
> I fear it was the latter.  I have to start thinking about it...

This should be fixed now.  Thanks for noticing!


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
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