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Crash with file descriptor number higher than 1024 #465

flashcode opened this Issue Jul 17, 2015 · 1 comment


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flashcode commented Jul 17, 2015

WeeChat randomly crashes when there is at least one file descriptor with a number higher than 1024 (and which is used via hook_fd).

This is because the select function is used and the fd_set used supports file descriptor numbers up to 1024, any higher number can crash WeeChat.
This can happen when running a lot of hook_process (for example 1000), because each process is tracked by WeeChat using pipes (and calls to hook_fd on pipes).

One solution would be to use poll instead of select, and then build an array of struct pollfd, which is not limited in size.

I am not sure, but this could be related to #442.

@flashcode flashcode added the bug label Jul 17, 2015

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flashcode commented Jul 25, 2015

This issue wasn't related to #442, completely different problems.

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