Re: closing extra fd's in gnome_execute_*

On Sat, Jan 09, 1999 at 01:55:46AM -0500, Manish Vachharajani wrote:
> I have noticed a bug in bash when there are too many fd's around, it
> crashes on certain operations. The thing is, many programs have this
> problem.  They should all be fixed, but this isn't always practical.
> Does anyone see a problem if we close all fd's except 0,1, and 2 in
> gnome_execute_* or should we add a set of functions,
> gnome_execute_(async|shell)_*_closing_fds and have programs use those
> instead?  I assume breaking binary compatiblity by adding a parameter to
> these functions is out of the question due to the code freeze, correct?

I guess you meant source compatibility ... anyway if the current way is
Broke(tm) then this would constitute a bugfix ... it would be better to
keep source compatibility and iron out the ugliness of the API later
(after 1.0)


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