Jim Knoble jmknoble at
Thu Aug 8 11:06:11 EST 2002

Circa 2002-08-07 17:07:11 -0400 dixit Nicolas.Williams at

: Question: what happens to the background process groups? what
: should happen to them?
: By closing the pty master you cause them to get errors when
: they next try to interact with the pty slave. Shouldn't they
: get SIGHUP? Sshd cannot figure out what the process groups
: are, so it can't send them SIGHUP; but an external script
: could use the proc tools/ps/lsof to find all those orphaned
: process groups and HUP them.

Shouldn't one just send HUP to the session leader?  Most shells pass
the HUP along to their children anyway.

jim knoble  |  jmknoble at  |
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