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Re: Hello! (and zombie processes...)

Hey Tom,

Actually, it did, but when I finally got it installed it made such a pig's ear 
out of the rest of my system that I wound up just starting over from scratch.  
It wasn't clear to me at the time the proper way to get the experimental 
package installed properly without hosing everything else.

Anyhoo, so far so good with this patched libc6.1 package, I'm still waiting 
for my kernel to build but ran KDE for a bit and messed around, I didn't get 
any zombie processes, usually I'll get at least one from artsd.



On Tue 20 February 2007, Thomas Evans wrote:
> Not cool that the experimental glibc doesn't fix this...
> ...tom
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Stan Lewis" <gashcrumb@gmail.com>
> To: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
> Sent: 2/20/07 3:08 PM
> Subject: Hello! (and zombie processes...)
> Hey all!
> I've just gotten a Compaq XP1000 last Friday and have been working on
> getting it set up to do audio work.  I've run into the same problem that I
> guess a few people have with zombie processes getting created every time a
> thread exits, and I've tried a few ways of getting this sorted out on this
> box, including installing the version of libc6.1 from expiremental.  That
> didn't go so well, this machine became way unstable.  I tried sticking with
> just what's in sarge, but the kernel version is just to old to get decent
> low latencies with the jack audio server.
> So I've managed to get a build of the glibc-2.3.6.ds1 source package with
> the patch that fixes the zombie process problem (can't remember whose
> e-mail that was in) built and running here on this box I'm setting up.  It
> fixes the test code that was submitted for bug 325600, and I'm waiting for
> all of KDE to download to see if any zombie processes show up then.
> Anyway, I've noticed that there's mails in the list as recent as December,
> so I figured I'd throw these out there, if anyone's interested in either
> the source package, .debs or the steps required to rebuild the source .deb,
> let me know!
> Cheers,
> Stan

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