Bug 163950 - ifup-ppp keeps a shell in memory needlessly
ifup-ppp keeps a shell in memory needlessly
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2005-07-22 07:42 EDT by Avi Kivity
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:55 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 8.32-1
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Last Closed: 2006-04-10 18:53:56 EDT
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reduce persistent process count in ifup-ppp (588 bytes, patch)
2005-07-22 07:45 EDT, Avi Kivity
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Description Avi Kivity 2005-07-22 07:42:05 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.4; Linux) KHTML/3.4.1 (like Gecko)

Description of problem:
ifup-ppp spans pppd and remains in memory, even though it has nothing left to 
do (if $DEMAND is false). this wastes memory. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
initscripts-8.11.1-1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
ifup ppp0 
   

Actual Results:  $ pstree 
... 
ppp-watch----ifup-ppp-----pppd 

Expected Results:  $ pstree  
...  
ppp-watch----pppd  

Additional info:
Comment 1 Avi Kivity 2005-07-22 07:45:14 EDT
Created attachment 117050 [details]
reduce persistent process count in ifup-ppp

attached patch execs pppd instead of spawning it if $DEMAND != yes
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmač 2006-04-10 18:53:56 EDT
Applied in rawhide initscripts-8.32-1.  Thanks!

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