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Re: kern/44950: fcntl(F_MAXFD) returns bogus values
The following reply was made to PR kern/44950; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Laight <david%l8s.co.uk@localhost>
Cc: kern-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: kern/44950: fcntl(F_MAXFD) returns bogus values
Date: Sat, 14 May 2011 14:33:40 +0100
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:55:01PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> .... Note that
> you cannot depend on what file descriptors the shell may have open. Just to
> give an example, if you do an NIS operation you end up with a file
I fairly sure that the shell command line redirects have to refer to
file 0 through 9 in an exec'd child process - so those can't be used
for other purposes.
I did think that that the shell shouldn't really leave anything else open.
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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