Bug 146070 - GDB+Kernel 2.6.10-1.741_FC3smp results in unkillable zombies
GDB+Kernel 2.6.10-1.741_FC3smp results in unkillable zombies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-01-24 23:32 EST by David Shaw
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:16 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-28 04:16:49 EDT
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Description David Shaw 2005-01-24 23:32:50 EST
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Description of problem:
Debugging a threaded program with gdb 6.1post-1.20040607.43 and kernel
2.6.10-1.741_FC3smp results in a gdb lockup.  At this point if you
kill -9 gdb, then the process that you were debugging becomes an
unkillable zombie.  The process is inherited by by init - it just
won't die despite a kill -9.

Not using NPTL (via LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 or -rpath to force the
older linuxthreads) makes the problem go away.

I have tried this with 2.6.9-1.667 and 2.6.10-1.741_FC3 both with and
without smp with the same results.


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Steps to Reproduce:
1. gdb my_threaded_program
2. kill -9 gdb

Actual Results:  'my_threaded_program' became an unkillable zombie

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 13:45:57 EDT
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

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