Commit 5d818548 authored by Nikos Skalkotos's avatar Nikos Skalkotos

Fix a possible deadlock

gauge_close will hang if the process spawns a new child after
gauge_start and the child does not terminate before gauge_stop. This
cannot be fixed for all cases. When forking, the child process should
close all open file descriptors that it does not need, but there is
a way to automatically close an fd if an exec() is executed.
parent 51365c2d
......@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@ program) and you should be safe.
from __future__ import nested_scopes
import sys, os, tempfile, random, string, re, types
import sys, os, tempfile, random, string, re, types, fcntl
# Python < 2.3 compatibility
......@@ -719,6 +719,22 @@ class Dialog:
if redirect_child_stdin:
# Make sure that if the father does a fork/exec, the
# child_stdin_wfd file descriptor automatically closes for the
# newly created child. This is needed, because otherwise we may
# run into a deadlock, where the father closes child_stdin_wfd
# and then waits to collect the dialog process, but the
# dialog process does not receive a EOF and does not terminate
# because the one side of the pipe is still open (by the newly
# created child process).
flags = fcntl.fcntl(child_stdin_wfd, fcntl.F_GETFL, 0)
fcntl.fcntl(child_stdin_wfd, fcntl.F_SETFD,
flags | fcntl.FD_CLOEXEC)
except IOError, e:
raise PythonDialogIOError(e.strerror)
return (child_pid, child_rfd, child_stdin_wfd)
return (child_pid, child_rfd)
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