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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@attglobal.net>
Subject Re: Problem with child reaping on Tru64
Date Thu, 18 Apr 2002 15:33:50 GMT
Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com> writes:

> AFAIK no one else has described the same problem, so I'd be
> hesistant about making it the default on systems that define
> SA_NOCLDWAIT and aren't tru64. We may tickle something that we
> may not want to be messing with.

Can somebody besides me and Dave read the relevant text in Stevens'

After reading it, my understanding is that Dave's change shouldn't
hurt any platforms and is definitely going to help some platforms.

> Just my 2cents; you'll do want you want.
> Jeff Trawick wrote:
> > 
> > This patch looks reasonable to me.  Any comments from others?
> > 
> > We may need to eventually add support for systems with no
> > SA_NOCLDWAIT.  Some such systems may leave zombies when SIGCHLD is
> > SIG_IGN-ored.
> > 
> > For that case we'd need to set a handler to reap (and ignore) the
> > status.

Jeff Trawick | trawick@attglobal.net
Born in Roswell... married an alien...

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