Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89832
killall leaves processes unkilled and are inherited by init
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
When invoked using a process name, killall sometimes leaves a straggler process.
A kill is never issued on behalf of this process and the process is inherited
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Large number of processes are created with the same name
2. A killall specifying the process name is issued
3. Since it is not reproduceable every time, I do this in a loop.
A script is attached that reproduces this behavior
One of the processes is left unkilled. From tracing I can see that a kill is
not issued on its behalf. The process is inherited by init.
Expected Results: All processes matching the specified name should be killed.
carmen@cuda killall]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 8
model name : Pentium III (Coppermine)
stepping : 10
cpu MHz : 1000.132
cache size : 256 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat
pse36 mmx fxsr sse
bogomips : 1985.67
Created attachment 91358 [details]
code for script and C programs used in reproducing bug
Can you reproduce it on new distribution?
I tried your test (18 loops) and I cannot confirm this bug.
I have FC-3.
No response ... closing as NOTABUG.