Bug 101492 - psm reaper broken (again?)
psm reaper broken (again?)
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Blocks: CambridgeBlocker
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Reported: 2003-08-01 15:03 EDT by Elliot Lee
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-19 09:42:00 EDT
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Description Elliot Lee 2003-08-01 15:03:35 EDT
rpm-4.2.1-0.29 psm reaper isn't reaping the child processes from the %pre/%post scripts, 
so everything grinds to a halt and the child process stays on as a zombie.

This is an old bug that either never got fixed or just returned.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2003-08-04 15:33:00 EDT
My latest understanding of this bug:

- rpm 4.3 has the fix, a rewrite of the package state machine
- The fix was deemed (by someone besides jbj) as too intrusive to go into rpm 4.2.x

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