Open Bug 678369 Opened 8 years ago Updated 2 years ago

remove usage of PR_CreateProcess from nsIProcess (for unix at least)


(Core :: XPCOM, defect)

Not set




(Reporter: karlt, Unassigned)


(Depends on 1 open bug)


On Unix, PR_CreateProcess has the problems discussed in bug 227246 and bug 147659.  This simplest solution would seem to be to replace NSPR function with POSIX functions on such systems.
Blocks: 678372
Bug 600711 changed the nsIProcess implementation for Mac to use posix_spawnp.
That would help with bug 227246 but not bug 147659.

If posix_spawn_file_actions_addclose were used, all OPEN_MAX fds would have to be provided because new fds may be opened by other threads before the fork.

An implementation that closed after the fork, or used a glib method to do similar would be tidier.
Blocks: 705543
Blocks: 847558
Blocks: 933680
is this a hard bug to fix?  I want to know if we should wait for this or disable the test case from bug 933680 temporarily.
I don't know of anyone actively working on this, so I wouldn't wait for this.
Depends on: 1406971
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