ssh-agent subprocess parentage

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue May 10 08:23:27 EST 2011

On 05/09/2011 06:14 PM, Ángel González wrote:
> Actually, there is a non-portable way in Linux to get a when your parent
> dies.
> I had been looking for it in clone(2) from your previous mail, but it
> actually
> lives at prctl(2)
> I could look into using it under Linux if there's interest on it.

Ah, nice find!  That would certainly help the concern that an ssh-agent
process would linger on Linux (maybe similar approaches are available
for other kernels?), but it doesn't resolve the process supervision
concern, does it?


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