bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #21960, xargs delays reaping children


bug #21960: xargs delays reaping children

Submitter:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted:  Sat 05 Jan 2008 03:24:17 PM UTC
Category:  xargs Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Marc Aurele La France Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.2.31 Fixed Release:  4.3.13
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Mon 07 Jan 2008 10:20:23 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in 4.3.x.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sat 05 Jan 2008 03:24:17 PM UTC, original submission:  

xargs only reaps a child when max_procs children remain unreaped or fork fails.    If max_procs is large, this means that many zombies will be left hanging around.  This is especially a problem if data arrives on stdin only slowly (since this delays the next fork).

James Youngman <jay>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2008-02-14 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.3.13
    2008-01-07 jay StatusIn Progress Fixed
    2008-01-05 jay Attached File- Added 0001-Reap-child-processes-sooner.-This-fixes-Savannah-bu.patch, #14752

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