[Xcb] [PATCH] Open the X11 socket with close-on-exec flag

Julien Danjou julien at danjou.info
Sun Feb 14 04:39:24 PST 2010

"Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi at remlab.net> writes:

> Le samedi 13 février 2010 12:47:37 Julien Danjou, vous avez écrit :
> On Linux, that's not thread-safe. SOCK_CLOEXEC sets the flag atomically while 
> allocating the descriptor from the process file table.
> On other platforms, this patch merely shrinks the window of opportunity for 
> the race, which cannot be fully fixed.
> You have a point that the later close-on-exec setting becomes useless if 
> called through xcb_connect() though.

Fair enough.

Julien Danjou
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