why does firefox-bin have PPID =1? Is this a bug?

Bug #145639 reported by Walter Tautz on 2007-09-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I notice that whenever I launch firefox from the gnome tool bar that it has a parent process of 1.
Is this normal? It seems a lot of processes have PPID=1 and are owned by me.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Please reopen if you still see this and can obtain a screenshot of ps aux grep | firefox.bin I am unable to reproduce this bug.

Changed in firefox:
status: New → Invalid
Walter Tautz (wtautz) wrote :

I believe this is normal as the init program on Ubuntu these days behaves this way, in short
it's not a bug, it's a feature.

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