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Subject: [boost] [iostreams][bug] Uncaught exception in destructor when using file_descriptor
From: Sylvester-Bradley, Gareth (Gareth.Sylvester-Bradley_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-03 05:19:48

I hope it's appropriate to ping the list about this issue, which was
reported 4 months ago and has not been fixed in 1.39.0 or on the trunk.

If closing a file descriptor fails, file_descriptor::impl::~impl() (or
file_descriptor_impl::~file_descriptor_impl() on the trunk) throws an
exception. This has the potential to happen during stack unwinding,
causing immediate std::terminate().

Since the fix appears to be a trivial addition of try { /*...*/ } catch
(...) {} it'd be a shame if this wasn't fixed in 1.40.0.


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