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From Colm MacCarthaigh <>
Subject Re: PID table changes (was Re: svn commit: r547987 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk)
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:18:59 GMT
On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 05:51:34PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 09:29:25PM -0000, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Secondly: I think this approach is unnecessarily complex.  I think it's 
> sufficient to simply check whether the target process is in the right 
> process group before sending a signal, i.e. getpgid(pid) == getpgrp().  
> This ensures that the parent will only kill things it created.

I actually thought avoiding this was a design goal, to prevent someone
from killing piped loggers and cgi processes ? 

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