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Re: [PATCH 2/2] docs: mention ksh file descriptor limitation

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] docs: mention ksh file descriptor limitation
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:03:55 -0600
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On 07/29/2010 05:48 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>> +On the other hand, you can't portably use multi-digit file descriptors.
>> +Solaris @command{ksh} doesn't understand any file descriptor larger
>> +than @samp{9}:
>> +
> FWIW, Solaris /bin/sh and /usr/xpg4/bin/sh don't understand it, too.
> Is this worth documenting?

Solaris /bin/sh is already so deficient (older Bourne shell, rather than
POSIX) that it kind of goes without saying.  /usr/xpg4/bin/sh is ksh in
disguise, so I think we've already covered the point, indirectly.

But thanks for the review!

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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