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Bug 3016 - tasks spawned by at fail if they rely on wait
tasks spawned by at fail if they rely on wait
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: at (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-24 16:33 EDT by jlarmour
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-24 17:11:48 EDT
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Description jlarmour 1999-05-24 16:33:47 EDT
at sets the signal handler of SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN, resulting
in the child inheriting this. This causes any grandchildren
to quit immediately rather than becoming zombies that
can be "wait"ed for by the child. A similar problem to this
(problem #732) was fixed for cron.

I will send a patch along via e-mail, since I don't appear
to have access to upload RPMs any more (more work for

------- Email Received From  Jonathan Larmour <jlarmour@cygnus.co.uk> 05/24/99 16:37 -------
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-24 17:11:59 EDT
Patch applied in at-3.1.7-9. Thanks for reporting.

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