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Re: Zombie subprocesses

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Zombie subprocesses
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:23:40 -0800
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On 11/23/2012 01:49 PM, Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:
> I recently discovered that emacs has a bunch of zombie subprocesses.
> A bit of experimenting reveals that if I run
> (call-process "/bin/sleep" nil 0 nil "5")
> then this returns immediately, as expected, but after 5 seconds, the
> subprocess becomes a zombie and never goes away.
> Is this the intended behaviour, or a bug? Should I file a bug report?

It's a bug.  Please file a bug report.  Sigh, and I just put a change
into emacs-24 that may trigger the same bug.  I'll try to look into
it later today, but I don't have easy access to OS X so this may
well require some help.

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