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SubjectRe: SIGSEGV on fclose.
David Woodhouse wrote (on 13/07/00 10:05):
> said:
>> in case you wonder: the problem arises from a program that closes a
>> file twice because it does not know that the file is allready closed.
>Don't do that then.
>Read the man page:
> ... any further access (including another call to fclose()) to
> the stream results in undefined behaviour.

but his example fcloses a file which was not opened. This isn't "further

Is it difficult for Linux to spot the the file isn't open and return EBADF?
What does POSIX have to say about this? IMHO making it easier to port your
programs to Linux (and behaving a little more sanely :) is worth a couple of
extra bytes of anyone's kernel.


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