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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.


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.
// WARNING: (Chromium only) There are subtleties to consider if serialising
// these objects over IPC. See comments in ipc/ipc_message_utils.h
// above the template specialisation for this structure.
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
struct FileDescriptor {
      : fd(-1),
        auto_close(false) { }

  FileDescriptor(int ifd, bool iauto_close)
      : fd(ifd),
        auto_close(iauto_close) { }

  bool operator==(const FileDescriptor& other) const {
    return (fd == other.fd && auto_close == other.auto_close);

  // 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


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