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Subject: Re: How about this for passing file descriptors?
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 22:33:03 +1000
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From: "Corinna Vinschen" <vinschen AT redhat DOT com>
To: <cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 10:10 PM

> That's not entirly true.  The sendmsg/recvmsg code needs to send the
> pid to the other process and one of the processes has to open the
> other process anyway so the handles are always known before the
> duplication takes place.  It's just not possible otherwise.

Thats true...I was generalising to both the cygserverless and cygserver
case - as they both have the same challenge in this respect (the challenge
being identifing *what* handles and internal metadata a given fd needs).

Anyway, as I'm not coding this.... it's your call.


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