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Re: tramp (2.0.35); XEmacs doesn't kill subprocess using su


From: Alexander Taler
Subject: Re: tramp (2.0.35); XEmacs doesn't kill subprocess using su
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 21:40:38 -0400

>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Gro├čjohann <address@hidden> writes:
  Kai> To: Alexander Taler <address@hidden>
  Kai> Subject: Re: tramp (2.0.35); XEmacs doesn't kill subprocess using su
  Kai> Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 09:10:09 +0200

  Kai> Alexander Taler <address@hidden> writes:

  >> Using the su method, XEmacs can't kill the shell subprocess, which
  >> prevents it from exiting.

  Kai> Whee.  Hm.  Why is it trying to kill the shell, rather than the su
  Kai> process?  (Does it work to kill the su process from outside of XEmacs?
  Kai> Does it work to kill the shell spawned by su from outside of XEmacs?
  Kai> Both as luser, not as root, of course.)

I think this output from ps makes it all clear:

dissent    919   ?        S    20:52   0:00 wterm -tr -tn xterm
dissent    920   pts/2    S    20:52   0:00  \_ zsh
dissent    942   pts/2    S    20:53   0:04      \_ xemacs -vanilla
root       957   pts/4    S    20:54   0:00          \_ /bin/sh

So, su is exec()ing itself away.

I experimented on an older system I have, and su doesn't use
exec() there.  Consequently XEmacs exits normally.

Hmmm, I have no idea which su I'm running.  It's not the GNU one,
because it doesn't support --version.  My older system runs the
GNU one.

So a changed su is to blame.  Do you think it should be raised
with the XEmacs people?  (What about GNU Emacs?)  I'm not sure
that you want to change TRAMP.  Maybe I'll report the problem to
Debian too and see what they say. . .

Alex

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