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From: Eric Wong <e@yhbt.net>
To: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: [PATCH] spawn: actually die on (vfork|fork) failures
Date: Sun,  2 Feb 2020 17:51:26 +0000
Message-ID: <20200202175126.14689-1-e@yhbt.net> (raw)

Commit 9f5a583694396f84 ("spawn (and thus popen_rd) die on failure")
was incomplete in that it only removed error checking for spawn
failures for non-(vfork|fork) calls, but the actual (vfork|fork)
PID result could still be undef.

Fixes: 9f5a583694396f84 ("spawn (and thus popen_rd) die on failure")
---
 lib/PublicInbox/Spawn.pm | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/PublicInbox/Spawn.pm b/lib/PublicInbox/Spawn.pm
index b02d5368..727caf1c 100644
--- a/lib/PublicInbox/Spawn.pm
+++ b/lib/PublicInbox/Spawn.pm
@@ -210,7 +210,8 @@ sub spawn ($;$$) {
 	}
 	my $cd = $opts->{'-C'} // ''; # undef => NULL mapping doesn't work?
 	my $pid = pi_fork_exec($redir, $f, $cmd, \@env, $rlim, $cd);
-	$pid < 0 ? undef : $pid;
+	die "fork_exec failed: $!\n" unless defined $pid;
+	$pid;
 }
 
 sub popen_rd {

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