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Re: Zombies from run-parts



On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 09:52:29AM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> The attached "ps axf" output is from a machine running the latest woody setup.  
> It's running 2.4.20 on a SMP machine.
> 
> run-parts doesn't seem to be waiting on child processes, does anyone have an 
> idea why?
> 
> I haven't filed a bug report because I'm sure that if this was a simple bug in 
> run-parts then it would have been fixed long ago, so I'm sure that it must be 
> something more complex.
> 
> If anyone has any suggestions then please let me know.  I've left the machine 
> in the same state so that I can run any tests you suggest.

I've seen these also, though I've never actually looked into why. Usually I
send a SIGCHLD to run-parts to encourage it to continue. If you do them all
at once you may find your machine loaded a bit as all the run-parts
complete.

HTH,

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