OpenSSH PAM "thread" buglet

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Jul 15 13:18:30 EST 2005

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Hi all,
> the attached patch ensure that only one side of the authentication
> socketpair stays open on both sides. This should make the code
> more robust by detecting the dead of the process on the other side.
> This applies to the non-pthread case only.

Can you give an example where it would make a difference?  The death of 
the child process should already be caught by the SIGCHLD.  Or are you 
talking about the parent dying unexpectedly and the child not getting a 

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