Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83417
emacs reports incorrect process exit status
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:38 EDT
I updated to the current Raw Hide earlier today. That means glibc-2.3.1-40 and
emacs-21.2-30, among other things.
Emacs is now claiming that a process exited with status 1 when in fact it exited
with status 5. Try this....
1) Create a file "/tmp/exit5.sh" with these contents:
2) Make it executable.
3) Define and run this function:
(defun test-exit-status ()
(make-comint "foo" "/tmp/exit5.sh")
(setq process (get-buffer-process (get-buffer "*foo*")))
(message (format "Exit status is %d" (process-exit-status process)))))
It will display the message "Exit status is 1", when it should display "Exit
status is 5". This is a pretty serious change in functionality, and it breaks
stuff that I do in Emacs every single day.
Reproduced with kernel-2.4.20-2.33. I heard that this is known
current kernel bug that "makes many things wrongly show death by SIGHUP
when they exit". [Doesn't happen with 2.4.20-2.21 for sure, nor -2.27 iirc.]
Does this still happen with 2.49?
It seems OK in 2.49.