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Re: Leak in BASH "named" file descriptors?


From: Reuti
Subject: Re: Leak in BASH "named" file descriptors?
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:56:26 +0100

Hi,

Am 28.01.2016 um 23:25 schrieb Andreas Schwab:

> Mathieu Patenaude <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> The issue I see with relying on the bash EXIT to actually have the system
>> do the cleanup is when you have a script that does things in a forever
>> loop, you end up with FD exhaustion when using "named" FD and here strings.
> 
> Of course, if you don't close (or reuse) your descriptors you will run
> out of them eventually.

The man page of bash 4.2 says about REDIRECTION: In this case [...] the shell 
will allocate a file descriptor greater than 10 and assign it to varname.

While looking into this discussion, I get 10 as first varname assigned in this 
way. Either a bug in bash or the man page?

-- Reuti


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> Andreas.
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