Bug#620389: /usr/sbin/exim4: doesn't close open files when started as a daemon

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sat Apr 9 11:40:04 UTC 2011

On 2011-04-01 Bjørn Mork <bjorn at mork.no> wrote:
> Package: exim4-daemon-light
> Version: 4.72-6
> Severity: important
> File: /usr/sbin/exim4

> "exim4 -bd" should close all inherited file handles.
> The reason is that "run-parts --report" redirects stdout and stderr to
> pipes, and is waiting for the process to close them.  This won't 
> happen here, because apt started exim4 which keeps them open (among
> quite a few others which also should have been closed by exim4):

Is there a straightforward way to reproduce this? 

argenau:~# exim4 -bd -q30m 2>&1 | { cat > /tmp/exim4.debugging ; echo stdout exiting; }
stdout exiting

cu andreas

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