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[ID 20000411.003] Sys::Syslog can leak processes

Graham Barr
April 11, 2000 06:21
[ID 20000411.003] Sys::Syslog can leak processes
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This is a bug report for perl from gbarr@chipper.localdomain,
generated with the help of perlbug 1.28 running under perl v5.6.0.

[Please enter your report here]

In perl5.6.0 a child forked to write to the console can get back into the
main code if there is an error opening /dev/console. 

Heres a patch

--- ext/Sys/Syslog/	Tue Apr 11 14:15:03 2000
+++ ext/Sys/Syslog/	Tue Apr 11 14:16:21 2000
@@ -244,9 +244,9 @@
 	    else {
 		if (open(CONS,">/dev/console")) {
 		    print CONS "<$facility.$priority>$whoami: $message\r";
-		    exit if defined $pid;		# if fork failed, we're parent
 		    close CONS;
+		exit if defined $pid;		# if fork failed, we're parent

[Please do not change anything below this line]
Site configuration information for perl v5.6.0:

Configured by gbarr at Wed Mar 29 16:49:13 BST 2000.

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 6 subversion 0) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.2.13, archname=i686-linux
    uname='linux chipper 2.2.13 #1 mon nov 8 15:37:25 cet 1999 i686 unknown '
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=undef use5005threads=undef useithreads=undef usemultiplicity=undef
    useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define 
    use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef usesocks=undef
    cc='cc', optimize='-O2', gccversion=egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)
    cppflags='-fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include'
    ccflags ='-fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64'
    stdchar='char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, usemymalloc=n, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lndbm -lgdbm -ldbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lc -lposix -lcrypt
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic'
    cccdlflags='-fpic', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl v5.6.0:

Environment for perl v5.6.0:
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/usr/bin/zsh Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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