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Re: ghost 'ssh' and 'cvs server' processes

On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 07:09:19PM +0100, Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn wrote:
> I run cvs with CVS_RSH=ssh.
> I regulary find hundreds of ghost processes both on the clients and on
> the cvs server.

Sounds like another manifestation of #164797 to me, perhaps?

> I expect a long list. The process forest looks like this:
>   johndoe  25078  pts/0  S  |   \_ bash
>   johndoe  25143  pts/0  S  |       \_ cvs stat -v
>   johndoe  25145  pts/0  S  |       |   \_ ssh cvs-server-box cvs server
>   johndoe  25144  pts/0  S  |       \_ less
> I'm satisfied with what I see on the first page 'less' shows and just
> quit. I see this message in the xterm window:
>   cvs [status aborted]: received broken pipe signal
> Looking att the process forest again, I see the ssh process is alive
> (25145 above) instead of being dead and lost contact with its parent:
>   johndoe  25145  pts/0  S  ssh cvs-server-box cvs server

Alternatively, if 'cvs stat' is failing to reap its ssh child process,
then perhaps that's a bug in cvs.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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