SCP Problem with OpenSSH 3.0.2p1 linux->solaris

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Sat Feb 9 03:52:50 EST 2002

On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 05:49:09PM +0100, Martin Decker wrote:
> Hi again,
> i tried it out:
> i do have a defunct child:
> pid    ppid
> 23353  1499 /usr/local/sbin/sshd
> shows 18 for SIGCHLD.
> but kill -SIGCHLD 23354 or kill -18 23354 does not kill the defunct
> process. My script still hangs after the kill.

Send the signal to the sshd.

That tells the sshd that there's a defunct child process to cleanup.

The bug is that the sshd missed that signal when the kernel generated it

> Any ideas?
> Martin

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