hang on exit - bug or no bug?

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Thu Oct 4 23:24:04 EST 2001

This patch seems to do the same sort of thing being discussed in the
SIGCHLD race thread: add a timeout to the select(). If this is done only
when there's no child fildes left open, and only to break the SIGCHLD
race deadlock, then it can't lead to data loss (unless you're doing
something else wrong).


On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 06:20:39AM -0500, Phil Howard wrote:
> mouring at etoh.eviladmin.org wrote:
> > On 4 Oct 2001, John Bowman wrote:
> > 
> > > > I haven't been able to find a sane way of avoiding the hang on exit
> > > > on Linux or Solaris. OpenBSD doesn't seem to have the problem - there
> > >
> > > On Linux, a patch to fix this openssh bug, without data loss, has been
> > > available for some time now:
> > >
> > > http://www.math.ualberta.ca/imaging/snfs/
> > >
> > 
> > Again we went over this.. It causes data lost on other systems.  We are
> > not Linux centric.  If we ever became that I would leave.
> If the patch can be done in such a way that it won't compile in
> for systems where it won't work, e.g. conditional only to Linux,
> then would that be acceptable to roll it in to the p versions?
> -- 
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