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Re: Finished threads remain as zombies on 2.6?

On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 03:57:02PM -0400, Tyson Whitehead wrote:
> On August 29, 2005 15:46, Nipper wrote:
> > I'm pretty sure that's just NPTL. I've seen the same thing on x86.

> My x86 box doesn't seem to do it (for the exact same kernel [2.6.12-1] and 
> libc [2.3.5-4]).  Possibly different architectures are in different spots 
> with regards to using NPTL?

> I had assumed they were all using it by now.

Definitely not.  At this point, there is no NPTL at all in Debian for

I think that NPTL *just* got enabled for powerpc in the last upload.

So these zombie threads (which I'm also seeing on my alpha running a 2.4
kernel, btw) are probably a bug in glibc 2.3.5's LinuxThreads; they may
or may not affect other architectures than alpha.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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