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Patch: Implement surrogate parent for back-shell (ITS#1815)
Full_Name: Hallvard B. Furuseth
Version: HEAD (ca 2002-05-09)
Submission from: (NULL) (188.8.131.52)
A surrogate parent is supposed to keep back-shell children from
deadlocking due to resources locked by a threading parent.
Implementation note: The surrogate parent closes all unused file
descriptors, so it logs errors to stderr instead of via Debug() and
uses relloc() instead of ch_realloc().
Also close a file descriptor leak if fork() fails in fork.c.
Maybe this is unimportant, since I can't remember complaints about
back-shell hanging, but here it is if you want it.
I hope there isn't some "standard" way this is meant to be done,
because I did it my way.