Bug 808427 - Runner API leaves behind a zombie process when 'execution' fails
Runner API leaves behind a zombie process when 'execution' fails
Product: GlusterFS
Classification: Community
Component: core (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Csaba Henk
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Reported: 2012-03-30 07:13 EDT by krishnan parthasarathi
Modified: 2015-12-01 11:45 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-04-12 03:22:24 EDT
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Helps to recreate the issue. (895 bytes, patch)
2012-03-30 07:31 EDT, krishnan parthasarathi
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Description krishnan parthasarathi 2012-03-30 07:13:53 EDT
Description of problem:
When the executable to be 'run' using the runner API failed to execute, it results in a zombie process (of the executable).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In a local source repo, cd into libglusterfs/src directory.
2. Apply the patch that is _attached_ along with the bug. 
3. (Compile run's code with appropriate flags) gcc -DRUN_STANDALONE -DRUN_DO_TESTS run.c -o run
4. (Run the 'runner' test suite.) ./run
5. On ps ax | grep run, you must notice [run] <defunct> entry, which indicates
the presence of a zombie process born out of the run testsuite. 
Actual results:
There is a zombie process after a failed execution of a executable using runner

Expected results:
There should be no zombie process left around.

Additional info:
Comment 1 krishnan parthasarathi 2012-03-30 07:31:11 EDT
Created attachment 573968 [details]
Helps to recreate the issue.

This is the patch that needs to be applied in order to recreate the issue (easily).
Comment 2 Anand Avati 2012-04-03 01:38:56 EDT
CHANGE: http://review.gluster.com/3067 (libglusterfs/run: test suite refinement) merged in master by Vijay Bellur (vijay@gluster.com)
Comment 3 Anand Avati 2012-04-03 01:39:34 EDT
CHANGE: http://review.gluster.com/3055 (libglusterfs/run: clean up properly also if program could not be spawned) merged in master by Vijay Bellur (vijay@gluster.com)
Comment 4 Csaba Henk 2012-04-03 13:08:53 EDT
So, due to commit "test suite refienement", the way to test for this issue does not requires the attached repro patch anymore.

That is (for glusterfs >= 22cc6179), "Steps to Reproduce" section of bug description changes as follows:

- Step 2 is not needed
- Step 4 modifies to calling ./run 0
Comment 5 M S Vishwanath Bhat 2012-04-12 03:22:24 EDT
I don't see a zombie process now while the test suite is running. 

ps ax | grep run
32603 pts/2    S+     0:00 ./run 0

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