From: Alexey Izbyshev <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [musl] [PATCH] add close_range() syscall wrapper
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2022 13:40:36 +0300 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
On 2022-08-18 13:11, Érico Nogueira wrote:
> On Wed Aug 17, 2022 at 9:35 PM -03, Rich Felker wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 10, 2022 at 01:03:11PM +0000, Guilherme Janczak wrote:
>> > close_range() is a syscall present in FreeBSD 8.0 and Linux 5.9. glibc
>> > 2.34 added a wrapper.
>> > ---
>> The existence of this operation has been controversial, and it's
>> arguable that it should be excluded by policy not to support UB (it's
>> UB to close fds you don't own that might be used internally by the
>> implementation) though I'm not sure it really helps since folks who
>> want to use it will just make the syscall directly. We should probably
>> at least consider it for inclusion.
> I remember an idea to implement fallback logic, in case the syscall is
> unavailable, had been mentioned. It would then avoid whatever fallback
> code the application tried to implement, which might not be as
> now that opendir() can be called in a forked child. And I don't know if
> there's interest in implementing anything more complex at all.
Glibc doesn't implement a fallback and explicitly says it in the manual.
Using a different implementation in musl seems undesirable.
Note that CPython since 3.10 can use close_range() in fork/vfork child
for subprocess.Popen(close_fds=True) (which is the default), so it
expects close_range() to be async-signal-safe.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-08-18 10:40 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-08-10 13:03 Guilherme Janczak
2022-08-18 0:35 ` Rich Felker
2022-08-18 10:11 ` Érico Nogueira
2022-08-18 10:40 ` Alexey Izbyshev [this message]
2022-08-18 14:42 ` James Y Knight
2022-08-18 14:54 ` Alexey Izbyshev
2022-08-18 12:31 ` Guilherme Janczak
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