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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: PID table changes (was Re: svn commit: r547987 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk)
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:49:08 GMT

On Jun 21, 2007, at 12:51 PM, Joe Orton wrote:

> Firstly my sincere apologies to Jim for bringing this up after such
> considerable work was put in already - I've had a busy month with a  
> week
> out for a holiday :(
> 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.


   1. The required getpgid/getpgrp functions are available
      on all current systems, and...
   2. it provides as much protection as the more...
      "exacting"...  check, then

I have no real push one way or another...

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