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// Copyright (c) 2006-2009 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be
// found in the LICENSE file.
#include "base/files/file.h"
#include "base/files/scoped_file.h"
namespace base {
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// We introduct a special structure for file descriptors in order that we are
// able to use template specialisation to special-case their handling.
// IMPORTANT: This is primarily intended for use when sending file descriptors
// over IPC. Even if |auto_close| is true, base::FileDescriptor does NOT close()
// |fd| when going out of scope. Instead, a consumer of a base::FileDescriptor
// must invoke close() on |fd| if |auto_close| is true.
// In the case of IPC, the the IPC subsystem knows to close() |fd| after sending
// a message that contains a base::FileDescriptor if auto_close == true. On the
// other end, the receiver must make sure to close() |fd| after it has finished
// processing the IPC message. See the IPC::ParamTraits<> specialization in
// ipc/ipc_message_utils.h for all the details.
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
struct FileDescriptor {
FileDescriptor() : fd(-1), auto_close(false) {}
FileDescriptor(int ifd, bool iauto_close) : fd(ifd), auto_close(iauto_close) {
FileDescriptor(File file) : fd(file.TakePlatformFile()), auto_close(true) {}
explicit FileDescriptor(ScopedFD fd) : fd(fd.release()), auto_close(true) {}
bool operator==(const FileDescriptor& other) const {
return (fd == other.fd && auto_close == other.auto_close);
bool operator!=(const FileDescriptor& other) const {
return !operator==(other);
// A comparison operator so that we can use these as keys in a std::map.
bool operator<(const FileDescriptor& other) const {
return other.fd < fd;
int fd;
// If true, this file descriptor should be closed after it has been used. For
// example an IPC system might interpret this flag as indicating that the
// file descriptor it has been given should be closed after use.
bool auto_close;
} // namespace base