Fun with file descriptors
Posted Jun 7, 2007 16:41 UTC (Thu) by daney
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The problem being is that if you use a mutex to protect a blocking read, you can not interrupt it by closing the file descriptor as the thread calling close would block on the mutex.
There are ways to work around the current state of things, but the problem is that they are often complex and easy to get wrong.
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