Re: [BUG] Passing FDs over pipes

Miquel van Smoorenburg (
14 May 1998 11:27:03 +0200

In article <199805140750.RAA11005@vindaloo.atnf.CSIRO.AU>,
Richard Gooch <Richard.Gooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU> wrote:
>David S. Miller writes:
>> Use UNIX sockets then, just like everybody else who needs to pass FD's
>> around over a connection endpoint between two UNIX processes. Whats
>> so wrong with that?
>Because what I am doing is forking and execing a process which is used
>as a data filter. The stdout of the data filter is read by the
>launching programme. The data filter wants to pass a FD "back" to the
>launcher. Creating a Unix socket would be quite messy in this context.



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