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Re: [PATCH] Fix kill(0, $pid) on Windows

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Steve Hay
April 17, 2007 04:20
Re: [PATCH] Fix kill(0, $pid) on Windows
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Jan Dubois wrote:
> I broke the kill(0, $pid) behavior on Windows with change 29605
> (the one implementing killpg()):
> The problem is that OpenProcess() returns a HANDLE, but on error it
> returns NULL and not the usual INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE. I assume the reason
> for this is that at the kernel level, the INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE bit
> pattern is the same as the pseudo handle for the current process.
> The attached patch restores kill(0, $pid) behavior.

Good catch! I guess there really ought to be a test for this behaviour. 
I'll have a look later if nobody else beats me to it.

Anyway, applied as #30970. Thanks.


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