file descriptor leak

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file descriptor leak definition

programming
(Or "fd leak" /F D leek/) A kind of programming bug analogous to a core leak, in which a program fails to close file descriptors ("fd"s) after file operations are completed, and thus eventually runs out of them.
See leak.
(1994-11-30)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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