GPGProcess leaking files in tmp

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sat Jun 28 17:01:53 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 3:00 AM, Michael Hanselmann <public at>

> Hi Chris
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:51:28PM -0700, Chris Anderson wrote:
> > I've just started playing with brackup (great tool btw) and noticed that
> > during my initial backup, a bunch of files are being orphaned in /tmp. I
> > instrumented the code just enough to determine that it was
> Brackup::GPGProcess
> > leaking the files, but haven't done any debugging beyond that.
> > Is this a known issue, or should I continue looking into it?
> Yes, it's a known issue (at least to me) with the last release. I'm
> already committed some patches working towards fixing this in trunk, but
> I've another patchset in the pipe fixing some more issues. However, it's
> not ready yet (and I'll have to convince Brad :-)).

Why does this require a complex set of patches?  Without looking into it, it
seems easy to fix.  Where's the specific fix for this?  I wouldn't object to
fixing a leak.

I will not, however, accept a huge patch with the description "fixes some
issues".  :)
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