SCP Problem with OpenSSH 3.0.2p1 linux->solaris

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Sat Feb 9 02:43:53 EST 2002

The server is not sending a close message after receiving the client's
ieof. I wonder if that would might be a result of the SIGCHLD race.

Try this: find the sshd corresponding to a hanging connection, then see
it has a defunct child, and, if it does, kill -CHLD that sshd's pid. If
the connection then closes and the client exits then this is the SIGCHLD
race bug. Search the list for posts from Markus Friedl with "suggested
fix for the sigchld race" as the Subject:; you'll find a patch that
fixes the problem.


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