named pipes memory leak?

Lukas Ertl l.ertl at
Tue Nov 11 12:15:46 PST 2003

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Don Lewis wrote:

> Now that I've had some time to think about it, if you reuse the same
> fifo, you'll run into the same problem that caused me to abandon my
> previous fifo_inactive() version of the cleanup code, which is stale
> data being left in the fifo after both ends have been closed.  You may
> be stuck with plan B below ...
> > As a workaround could you create a little mdfs to hold the fifo?

We could get away with it by just using symlinks instead of null mounts,
so, with your patch, it isn't a real problem for us anymore.  Thanks


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