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[bug #21960] xargs delays reaping children

From: James Youngman
Subject: [bug #21960] xargs delays reaping children
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2008 15:24:18 +0000
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                 Summary: xargs delays reaping children
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: jay
            Submitted on: Saturday 01/05/2008 at 15:24
                Category: xargs
                Severity: 2 - Minor
              Item Group: Wrong result
                  Status: In Progress
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: jay
         Originator Name: Marc Aurele La France
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.2.31
           Fixed Release: None



xargs only reaps a child when max_procs children remain unreaped or fork
fails.    If max_procs is large, this means that many zombies will be left
hanging around.  This is especially a problem if data arrives on stdin only
slowly (since this delays the next fork).


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