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Re: Detect whether a writeable filehandle has closed?

by Perlbotics (Bishop)
on Jan 13, 2021 at 18:51 UTC ( #11126862=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Detect whether a writeable filehandle has closed?

Writing to a closed pipe should trigger a SIGPIPE but it requires to write something to it first. A child that died for some reason should also trigger a SIGCHLD – perhaps you could detect that and take it into account prior to sending more data? I would write a wrapper that replaces print with a-priori checks (i.e. SIGCHLD sets a flag asynchonously) and post-checks (SIGPIPE)... at least under Linux. Don't know if theses assumptions are valid under Windows.

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Re^2: Detect whether a writeable filehandle has closed?
by Fletch (Bishop) on Jan 13, 2021 at 20:10 UTC

    Checking my copy of Stevens APUE my reading (and vague recollections of actual behavior) confirms this; you're not going to get SIGPIPE until you actually write to the fd the child's closed. The SIGCHLD should be the first sign you get.

    use IPC::Run qw( start pump ); use Log::Log4perl qw( :easy ); Log::Log4perl->easy_init($DEBUG); $SIG{$_} = eval qq{sub{INFO qq{Got $_}; 1}} for qw(CHLD PIPE); INFO q{Starting}; my $in=q{}; my $chld = start(["bash","-c","sleep 5"],q{<},\$in); ## This will get CLHD and sleep will exit early INFO q{Sleeping}; my $r=sleep(10); WARN( qq{$r, $!} ); ## This will trigger PIPE $in .= qq{FOO}; pump $chld; ## This won't be reached. INFO q{Done} __END__ 2021/01/13 15:07:42 Starting 2021/01/13 15:07:42 Sleeping 2021/01/13 15:07:47 Got CHLD 2021/01/13 15:07:47 5, Interrupted system call 2021/01/13 15:07:47 Got PIPE ack Broken pipe: write( 6, 'FOO' ) at ....

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      With the implication that only the last write failed before the SIGPIPE so caching, or being able to regenerate, the written data may provide jdporter the recovery information he needs.

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Re^2: Detect whether a writeable filehandle has closed?
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Jan 13, 2021 at 18:59 UTC

    Thanks! Those are definitely things to try. (I'm already catching SIGPIPE, but as I said I'm getting the signal "late".)

    But you bring to mind the idea that maybe I need to turn off buffering of the output!

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