Re: [BUG] Passing FDs over pipes

Alex Belits (
Thu, 14 May 1998 19:55:49 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 14 May 1998, Richard Gooch wrote:

> 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.

socketpair(AF_UNIX,SOCK_STREAM,0,twofds) is messy?


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