Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156617
SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:07 EST
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Description of problem:
we have two boxes which run a custom application. both boxes have the same kernel-2.4.21-27.0.2.ELsmp. one of them is spewing errors into /var/log/messages as follows:
May 2 17:08:54 sblah kernel: application bug: ourapplication(29640) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
May 2 17:08:54 sblah kernrl: (see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated.
i cannot determine why one has the errors and the other does not. any input would be greatly appreciated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run our application on box b
Actual Results: same errors.
Expected Results: no errors.
A fix for this problem was committed to the RHEL3 U5 patch pool
on 14-Jan-2005 (in kernel version 2.4.21-27.8.EL).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 140552 ***
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