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Re: Adding an option to avoid SIGPIPE for all file descriptors

> I also wonder whether we should also have a note that disabled SIGPIPE.
> similar to what paxctl does.
You mean a system-wide flag?  That would worry me; I think it would have
bad effects, since anything that did

        a | b 

would be liable to cause infinite loops if 'a' didn't check the return
code on the write() or printf() or what have you -- and such programs are
very common.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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