signal to release an fd?

Stef Bon stefbon at
Sat May 21 11:03:58 PDT 2011

Well, this issue does not only happen with a construction like mine.

For example, when working on a document on a USB stick (or a partition
on a harddisk)  with
LibreOffice for example, and you want to create another filesystem on it.

It's a very good and gentle service to the average user to have a
mechanism which informs the app to do something, like for example a
dialog informing the user and asking what to do.

You as developer will probably not need this, but I think this is
something for normal users.


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