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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PR#523: properly close all standard descriptors
Date Sun, 28 Sep 1997 06:05:45 GMT
At 12:21 PM 9/27/97 -0700, you wrote:
>When detaching we really need to close out all the standard descriptors. 
>stdin/out should be replaced with /dev/null and stderr should be wired
>into the error_log.  If we don't do this then it becomes problematic
>restarting the server via crontab (the cron subjob which mails the output
>to the owner will have to hang around for the entire life of the server),
>or via rsh (the rsh will hang around for the entire life of the server). 

Yeah, this is a problem I have too, though it was never serious enough for
me to work to change it.  but if you have and you're happy with the code,
well, you're the release manager....


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