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Re: posix_spawnp() and PATH - change code or manual ?

On Wed, May 06, 2020 at 02:33:41PM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
> Aside: I started looking because POSIX is adding a "chdir" file action
> to posix_spawn and posix_spawnp - and the path search (for relative paths)
> done by posix_spawnp is to be applied after the effects of the chdir, which
> would mean changes to our code.   They're also adding a fchdir() file action,
> which my initial impression was would be impossible to support in
> posix_spawnp() (no reliable way to find the name for the directory so as to
> test 'x' permission on the potential pathnames generated from a PATH element
> lookup relative to that directpory) - but now I think there might be a
> way.    Anyway, that caused me to look at our posix_spawnp() implementation
> leading to the discovery of this disparity between the doc and the code.

We have a summer of code project that can cover this part.


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