[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | GnuTLS leaks file descriptors in child processes (#985)

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Mon May 25 10:42:48 CEST 2020

Tim Rühsen commented on a discussion: https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/-/issues/985#note_348213844

> But that is a red herring: The problem is not fork() here. The problem comes with exec() family functions

Yes, you are right, fork and exec are two different pais of shoes. Forking a MT application needs application logic to deal with e.g. write-open files (not suddenly having two processes writing into the same file). And that is a different issue than the exec() one, leaking file descriptors.

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