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bug#14474: 24.3.50; Zombie subprocesses (again)


From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: bug#14474: 24.3.50; Zombie subprocesses (again)
Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 01:49:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm experiencing the following:
>
> - I start Emacs in X as a different user (via gksu), or
>
> - I start Emacs from an X session that was started with startx
>
> In such an Emacs, any child process seems to become a zombie after being
> finished.  E.g., after typing "exit" in a *terminal* running bash, there
> is still a running buffer process.  As a symptom, CPU is used
> continuously at 100% until I C-x C-c.

BTW, this is what Paul Eggert answered in emacs-dev:

> I can reproduce the problem on Ubuntu 13.04.  Apparently when you
> start up a GTK Emacs session that can't talk to dbus (because it's
> su'ed), the dbus library starts up its own service, using dbus-launch.
> This messes up Emacs somehow (I don't know why).


Thanks,

Michael.





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