Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Wed Sep 13 07:15:38 PDT 2006

Havoc Pennington wrote:
>Essentially all fd's need to be close on exec (it should have been the
>default really) or when you fork/exec you get a bunch of fd leaks.
>The glib g_spawn_ functions have an option to do this for you:
>  for (i = 3; i < max_fds; ++i) {
>     set_close_on_exec(i); /* ignore errors, most of these numbers are
>                              not valid fds obviously */
>  }
>since dbus sets everything close on exec on creation, it doesn't have to
>do this gross hack though.
>I think set_close_on_exec could be a no-op on windows ? depends on how
>dbus-spawn.c is replaced on windows.

No streams survive in the child process on Windows except stdin, stdout 
and stderr (IIRC). The Windows-equivalent of dbus_spawn_* doesn't have to 
worry about the file descriptors.

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