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Re: Problems with the undead (zombies)

On Fri, 5 Jun 1998, Stephen Carpenter wrote:

> This turned out to be almost trivial...simply a few mods, instead of servicing
> requests after connect, it fork()s and lets the child service that connection
> while the parent loops and waits fo rthe next connect. [I think I changed 
> 10 lines of code total]
> This SEEMS to work fine (I havn't really given it a good test -YET)
> except when I connect and then disconnect...the child exists 
> (via _exit(0)) after the client disconnects. The problem is that the
> child then become a zombie.
> [ how do I get rid of zombies? ]

See wait(2).


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