[Bucardo-general] Little zombie problem

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Tue Nov 10 19:36:30 UTC 2009

On Sun, 8 Nov 2009, Selena Deckelmann wrote:

> The problem with the zombie is that it prevents future pushdeltas from 
> being successful, because the 'kill -0' check succeeds.
> This may be a problem specific to my platform/version of perl (Mac OS X 
> 10.5.8/perl 5.8.8). I have the latest versions of perl modules 
> installed, and my tests pass.

That could indeed be a Mac OS X-specific problem. Have you had a chance to 
try it on Linux?

> If I change $SIG{CHLD} from 'IGNORE' to a handler on an earlier version 
> (not the current HEAD), I seem to be able to get rid of the zombie. This 
> is a bit ham-fisted, however.  My diff for Bucardo.pm against HEAD is 
> attached.

That diff seems to include a whole lot more than just the signal handler 
change. Is the rest of that relevant?


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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