process accumulation when using ephemeral homedirs

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Sep 1 22:27:34 CEST 2016

On Thu,  1 Sep 2016 19:07, dkg at said:

> On a system with a kernel that supports inotify (any modern linux), we
> could have dirmngr watch its own socket and terminate if it disappears.

Actually gpg-agent does this for many years and terminates itself if
another gpg-agent process has taken over the socket.  This was required
due to a race on Windows but the code works on Unix as well.

It is check_own_socket_thread which is triggered every minute.  The code
can actually be put into common/ so that it can be reused by dirmngr.

Not a big deal, I can do that tomorrow.



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