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Re: Bash-4.1-rc1 available for FTP


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Bash-4.1-rc1 available for FTP
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 20:26:30 +0100
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> writes:

> On Dec 25, 2009, at 11:43 AM, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
> wrote:
>
>> What does that mean?
>>
>
> TRACE: pid 17502: mark_dead_jobs_as_notified: ndeadproc (0) != js.c_reaped
> (14)
>
> It's a debugging/informational message.  ndeadproc is a count of the
> number of dead child processes in the current jobs list.  c_reaped is  the
> total number of dead child processes the shell has reaped.  If  they are
> different, I either did not catch some reaped children, we  have dead
> children that were not part of jobs, or we've walked the  list before.

I see that quite often in some more complicated shell scripts, with
increasing values for js.c_reaped.  It may have to do with the use of
process substitution.

Andreas.

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