Chris Elving wrote:
> James Carlson wrote:
> > But the bigger question is why this is needed.  It'd have to be some
> > situation in which telnet was exec'd with the first 16 descriptors
> > already open.  Does that happen?
> Due to the 32-bit ABI's stdio file descriptor limit, an interposer is
> being used to F_DUPFD non-stdio file descriptors to 256 and above.

You may want to look at the ksh93 integration then which includes
libast. libast has a stdio replacement (sort of drop-in) which supports
an almost unlimited number of stdio channels...



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