Commit b14aceaa authored by mathieui's avatar mathieui

Close the file descriptor of the fifo on closing

(also, it indeed needs to be a thread because opening
a fifo for reading is a blocking operation)
parent 266ab8e1
# Copyright 2011 Florent Le Coz <>
# This file is part of Poezio.
# Poezio is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the zlib license. See the COPYING file.
Defines the Fifo class
This fifo allows simple communication between a remote poezio
and a local computer, with ssh+cat.
import logging
......@@ -20,12 +16,11 @@ class OpenTrick(threading.Thread):
A threaded trick to make the open for writing succeed.
A fifo cannot be opened for writing if it has not been
yet opened by the other hand for reading.
So, we just open the fifo for reading and close it
immediately afterwards.
Once that is done, we can freely keep the fifo open for
writing and write things in it. The writing can fail if
there’s still nothing reading that fifo, but we just yell
an error in that case.
So, we just open the fifo for reading and we do not close
it afterwards, because if the other reader disconnects,
we will receive a SIGPIPE. And we do not want that.
(we never read anything from it, obviously)
def __init__(self, path):
......@@ -62,10 +57,15 @@ class Fifo(object):
def readline(self):
"Read a line from the fifo"
return self.fd.readline()
def __del__(self):
"Close opened fds"
if self.trick:
log.error('Unable to close descriptors for the fifo',
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