Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Wed Sep 13 04:22:02 PDT 2006

Peter Kümmel wrote:
>But I don't knoow what to do with
>void _dbus_fd_set_close_on_exec (int fd);
>Is this also a socket-only function or is it also
>used to close files?

On Unix, it's used for anything file descriptor. On D-Bus, I think we use 
it for pipes only.

However, I don't think you'll need it on Windows, because of the proper 
spawn* functions, that are missing on Unix (the only way to properly tell 
if a program started after exec* is to have a close-on-exec pipe).

>While doing the renaming I had the idea to change
>_dbus_close(int fd, int) to _dbus_close(int *fd, int)
>and to set *fd = -1 when the closing was successful,
>so fd has a actual value.

You'd prevent things like _dbus_close(0), that closes stdin.

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