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Re: mounting venus process not waited for

From: Phil Nelson <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 08:49:49 -0700 (PDT)
>From a Linux man page on sigaction ...

       POSIX (B. disallows setting the action for SIGCHLD
       to  SIG_IGN.   The BSD and SYSV behaviours differ, causing
       BSD software that sets the action for SIGCHLD  to  SIG_IGN
       to fail on Linux.

And from another Linux man page (for wait()) I found.

       The  Single  Unix Specification describes a flag SA_NOCLD-
       WAIT (not present under Linux) such that  if  either  this
       flag  is  set, or the action for SIGCHLD is set to SIG_IGN
       (which, by the way, is not allowed by POSIX),  then  chil-
       dren  that exit do not become zombies and a call to wait()
       or waitpid() will block until all  children  have  exited,
       and then fail with errno set to ECHILD.

What fun!

And I'm sure SIG_IGN for BSD doesn't stop the need for waiting on
the child.


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Received on 2003-06-05 11:52:37