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Eric Wong
January 24, 2020 11:23
binmode(IO, ':unix') and open(IO, '+>:unix', undef) leak
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Hello, I'm getting FD leaks from setting the ":unix" IO layer
using either open(..., '+>:unix', undef) or binmode(IO, ':unix').

I've reproduced it in current blead[1], 5.24.1 (Debian 9),
5.28.1 (Debian 10), and 5.30.1 (FreeBSD 11).

[1] blead @ fb953ad4077a4a0f7b8204f52f3ce71feca190d2
    ("win32: don't set the base address of perl5xx.dll")

Something seems being accounted for wrong, since
:unix already exists and the PerlIOUnix_setfd refcnt
bump is being triggered again.

I'm using :unix so the read() perlfunc can pass the length arg
down to the read(2) syscall, and avoiding sysread() since I
want my code to be PerlIO::scalar-compatible.

See attached script for reproducer.  Thanks.

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