Re: Problem with Netscape making zombies!
>>>>> "Tick" == The Tick <S566@aacci.aacc.cc.md.us> writes:
Tick> Hello Debian Users List!, I seem to be having problems with
Tick> Netscape 3.01 spawning zombie 'netstat' processes, and thus
Tick> hanging. I was wondering if anybody knows a fix for this.
Tick> The only cause I can think of for this is that the Netscape
Tick> coders forgot to do a 'wait' in the parent process. If
Tick> thats the case, then there's nothing I can do.
Tick> However, I don't recall this problem ever occuring
Tick> before with other distributions. So perhaps it's something
Tick> else besides sloppy coding? And also, I can sometimes get
Tick> netscape to start. So this sort of alludes to the idea that
Tick> it's not Netscape's fault but something else.
I've seen this too. I've found that if I run netscape from an xterm
that is started to NOT be a login shell, ('xterm +ls &') it works, but
if it is one, then netscape hangs with a zombie netstat, after it runs
some MIME tests
It won't start from my TkDesk toolbar, or from an fvwm2 menu. It will
start from ~/.xsession, the same one that starts the fvwm2... It does
the same thing regardless of whether it's been installed with the
Debian installer. I've watched it with tkps, and it runs a series of
programs from /var/lib/mime/tests, and then finally hangs with the
It may be environment dependant; I have not isolated the cause yet...
It seems to depend on where I start netscape from.
The /var/lib/mime/tests/* scripts are not the cause; none of them call
netstat. Hmmm. I'm stumped.
Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.2 Linux 2.0.29t
You tell me and we'll both know.