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<cfhammar> BTW, is settrans -a supposed to clear all env variables?
<cfhammar> or can I consider it a bug ;-)
<cfhammar> scolobb: yeah, seems the problem is in libfshelp
<scolobb> cfhammar: Are you talking about fshelp_start_translator_long?
<scolobb> (I can remember that it does something to the environment indeed)
<cfhammar> scolobb: yes, I think it's the culprit
<cfhammar> clearing the environment makes sense for passive translators I guess, but not active ones
<scolobb> Hm, searching ``env'' in hurd/libfshelp/start-translator-long.c gives me nothing :-(
<scolobb> I think the problem might be in the fact that fshelp_start_translator_long just doesn't copy the environment, but I may be wrong.
<cfhammar> scolobb: yeah, that's my guess also
<scolobb> Well, I don't know proc, but there might be a way to copy the environment to a task when you know its ID, what do you think?
<scolobb> I can see proc_set_arg_locations in process.defs, which sees to set something connected with environment, but I'm not sure whether it suits your needs.
<cfhammar> scolobb: it seems that the env isn't passed to file_exec in fshelp_start_translator_long
<scolobb> cfhammar: Yeah, that's right
<scolobb> I wonder what could the motivation for not passing the environment to a child process
<cfhammar> hmm... fshelp_start_translator_long parameterizes everything except env...
<cfhammar> perhaps there needs to be a fshelp_start_translator_longer ;-)