Author gregory.p.smith
Recipients gregory.p.smith, jyasskin
Date 2010-03-04.03:17:56
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The subprocess module's close_fds=True behavior is suboptimal.  It gets the maximum fd number and calls close() on each possible fd in the child process.

When you're running on large systems configured for 1million+ file descriptor limits per process.... This makes launching a subprocess uber painful.

I'm in the middle of some posix subprocess fixing, i'll add this to my todo list and fix it up.
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