Bug 84094 - ethereal has potential SIGCHLD handling bug
ethereal has potential SIGCHLD handling bug
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ethereal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Blocks: 79578 CambridgeBlocker
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Reported: 2003-02-11 21:33 EST by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-31 10:01:23 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 2003-02-11 21:33:05 EST
ethereal sets the handler for SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN, and then appears to wait for
its children. This won't work with current kernels.
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2003-02-19 10:27:43 EST

Read ya, Phil
Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-02-28 14:15:35 EST
I'm getting:

application bug: ethereal(3489) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
(see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated.

with ethereal-0.9.8-5

what version has this fixed?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-28 15:16:00 EST
0.9.8-6 should have it.
Comment 4 Joe Orton 2003-04-14 11:03:22 EDT
I'm seeing this error in Shrike. ethereal-0.9.8-6, kernel 2.4.20-8smp.

application bug: ethereal(29130) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
(see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated.
Comment 5 Phil Knirsch 2003-07-31 09:05:44 EDT
Thats really strange as the patch has been included in that package. Have you
tried the released ethereal errata version for Shrike? (ethereal-0.9.11-0.90.1)

Read ya, Phil
Comment 6 Chris Ricker 2003-07-31 09:58:38 EDT
I haven't seen this on released RHL 9 or on the severn alphas / betas, and I run
ethereal a lot....
Comment 7 Phil Knirsch 2003-07-31 10:01:23 EDT
OK, closing as fixed in current release then.


Read ya, Phil

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