Holds application from exiting, which can be very inconvenient

Bug #61536 reported by Scott Robinson on 2006-09-20
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apport (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

While apport performs its data collection, the task which crashed is held in a zombie/sleep state. On slow machines (like my laptop), this collection process can take a long time and therefore in some situations prevent another instance of the original application from being opened until collection is complete.

Case in point: firefox. If I try to open another instance, it detects the crashed instance as still active and refuses to open.

It would be nice if as much of the collection process as possible could be decoupled from the kernel callback.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Right, please see the duplicate bug 61730 for future ideas.

Changed in apport:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

BTW, it should be much better now, see bug #62542. "It would be nice if as much of the collection process as possible could be decoupled from the kernel callback." -> That has happened now.

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