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

Sorry to confuse 'unstable' with 'not fixed'.

Lots of zombies often led to 'unstable' for me...


-----Original Message-----
From: "Uwe Schindler" <uwe@thetaphi.de>
To: "'Thomas Evans'" <tom@23palmer.net>; "'Stan Lewis'" <gashcrumb@gmail.com>; debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
Sent: 2/20/07 5:07 PM
Subject: RE: Hello! (and zombie processes...)

> Not cool that the experimental glibc doesn't fix this...

Stan said that the machine became very unstable. I run experimental glibc
(2.3.999 and for a short time 2.5-0exp3 build by the debian developer
aurelien on my machine) and I had no crash and no zombies.

> -----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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