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SubjectRe: How can a process easily get a list of all it's open fd?
On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 02:26:38PM -0700, Mike Touloumtzis wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 06:08:42PM +0200, Alex Riesen wrote:
> > tricky. You can use /proc/<getpid>/fd, and close all
> > handles listed here, but this has some caveats:
> > it's _very_ slow if you have many open files.
> > it's not portable.
> > it's not safe if you have a thread/signal handler running.
> >
> > i never heard of a right way to do this.
> >
> > -alex
> >
> > int close_all_fd()
> > {
> > char fdpath[PATH_MAX];
> > DIR * dp;
> > struct dirent * de;
> > int fd;
> >
> > sprintf(fdpath, "/proc/%d/fd", getpid());
> > dp = opendir(fdpath);
>
> This can just be:
>
> dp = opendir("/proc/self/fd/");
>
> then you don't need fdpath.

Oh, indeed.

> You can use sigprocmask() if you're worried about signals coming
> in during this operation.

I, personally, strongly dislike this option.
You never know which signals are to be blocked.

Besides, it's still not portable and not safe agains threads.


-alex
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