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Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/envstat

On Sun, 16 Dec 2012, David Holland wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 06:18:57PM +0100, Marc Balmer wrote:
>  > proper resource management is a good thing - if the code continues
>  > to run. In this case, where the program exits, there no benefit
>  > from freeing up memory etc.
> Buncombe.

is that a technical argument?

I didn't understand it, in any case.. can you explain why, in C, when
exit() explicitly closes all open file descriptors and releases any memory
etc (see a detailed list in exit(3) and _exit(3)), there might be a
benefit in doing so formally before calling exit() ?


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