Logger Framework Conducive to Creating Zombie Processes When Syslog is Restarted

Bug #160071 reported by Matt T. Proud on 2007-11-04
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libdebian-installer (Debian)
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
libdebian-installer (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Per a discussion with Colin Watson at UDS-Boston, 2007, we found an anomaly that occurs when the syslog server is restarted after its initial start in netcfg. It appeared to be a race-condition, as running the script through strace or attaching strace bypassed the waitpid.

It manifested itself as the postinst maintainer script for the netcfg udeb became a zombie, even though its children had moved on to a different process group and session.

Is this still relevant? It was reported 2 years ago. Thank you.

Changed in libdebian-installer (Debian):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in libdebian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in libdebian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in libdebian-installer (Debian):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This shouldn't have been closed, or for that matter marked Incomplete - there's no evidence that the original race was ever fixed.

Changed in libdebian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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