Bug 988805 - IPC::Open3 keeps zombies after failed execve()
IPC::Open3 keeps zombies after failed execve()
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jitka Plesnikova
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Reported: 2013-07-26 08:48 EDT by Petr Pisar
Modified: 2013-09-22 19:57 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: perl-5.18.1-288.fc20
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Last Closed: 2013-09-22 19:57:59 EDT
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Description Petr Pisar 2013-07-26 08:48:54 EDT
IPC::Open3::open3() does not collect child states after failed execve():


$ perl -MIPC::Open3 -le 'for (1..10) { my ($in,
$out); eval { my $pid = open3($in, $out, "", "unknownprogram");
waitpid($pid, 0) }; } sleep 100'

Parallel process listing shows 10 zombies.

Reported to upstream <https://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=114722> with a fix.

All Fedoras are affected (tested with perl-5.16.3-244.fc18.x86_64 and perl-5.18.0-285.fc20.x86_64).
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-08-12 07:53:26 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-09-11 10:00:29 EDT
perl-5.18.1-288.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-09-11 12:56:13 EDT
Package perl-5.18.1-288.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing perl-5.18.1-288.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-09-22 19:57:59 EDT
perl-5.18.1-288.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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