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Re^2: ActiveState woes : Is it EOF-blind? (perl bug)

by tye (Sage)
on May 06, 2008 at 05:21 UTC ( #684859=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: ActiveState woes : Is it EOF-blind?
in thread ActiveState woes : Is it EOF-blind?

You might logically expect this would trigger the sending of EOF, and presumably it does on most OS but not on Win32.

Actually, it does on Win32 as well. It is just that Perl on Win32 now has a bug such that $^F doesn't work as it is supposed to. You can use Win32API::File::SetHandleInformation() to work around this bug. The following code does what IPC::Open3 should be doing under the covers, but with two added lines of code to work around this Perl bug:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use Win32API::File qw( GetOsFHandle GetHandleInformation SetHandleInformation HANDLE_FLAG_INHERIT CloseHandle ); if( @ARGV ) { # This is warn "Started child...\n"; for( @ARGV ) { if( /\D/ ) { } elsif( CloseHandle($_) ) { warn "Closed $_!\n"; } else { warn "Couldn't close $_: $^E\n"; } } while(<STDIN>) { warn "Child read line...\n"; print; warn "Child printed line...\n"; } warn "Child done...\n"; close STDOUT or die "Can't close STDOUT: $!\n"; close STDIN or die "Can't close STDIN: $!\n"; exit( 0 ); } pipe *KIDIN, *TOKID or die "Can't create first pipe: $!\n"; pipe *FROMKID, *KIDOUT or die "Can't create second pipe: $!\n"; open( STDIN, "<&", \*KIDIN ) or die "Can't dup2 KIDIN to STDIN: $!\n"; open( STDOUT, ">&", \*KIDOUT ) or die "Can't dup2 KIDOUT to STDOUT: $!\n"; close KIDIN or die "Can't close KIDIN: $!\n"; close KIDOUT or die "Can't close KIDOUT: $!\n"; # Here is the missing part: SetHandleInformation( GetOsFHandle(\*TOKID), HANDLE_FLAG_INHERIT(), 0 +) or die "Can't disable inherit for TOKID: $^E\n"; SetHandleInformation( GetOsFHandle(\*FROMKID), HANDLE_FLAG_INHERIT(), +0 ) or die "Can't disable inherit for FROMKID: $^E\n"; system( 1, $^X, $0, 'cat' ) # GetOsFHandle(\*TOKID), GetOsFHandle(\*FR +OMKID) ) or die "Can't exec self: $!\n"; # sleep 1; close STDIN or die "Can't close STDIN: $!\n"; close STDOUT or die "Can't close STDOUT: $!\n"; print TOKID "first line\nsecond line\n"; close TOKID or die "Can't close TOKID: $!\n"; warn "closed TOKID\n"; my @result= <FROMKID>; print STDERR "RESULT:\n", @result, "\n"; close FROMKID or die "Can't close FROMKID: $!\n";

Using SetHandleInformation() to turn off the HANDLE_FLAG_INHERIT() bit causes those two file handles to not be inherited by the child (which is like closing the handles after fork but before exec).

- tye        

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Re^3: ActiveState woes : Is it EOF-blind? (perl bug)
by ikegami (Pope) on May 06, 2008 at 05:37 UTC


    If I understand correctly, the lines you added effectively do the close(TOKID) and close(FRKID) that would be done on the child side of the fork in a unix environment.

Re^3: ActiveState woes : Is it EOF-blind? (perl bug)
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 08, 2009 at 14:00 UTC
    Can you tell me, what the first arg of system ("1") in your example means? Can't find this in the docs....

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