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Bug 3016 - tasks spawned by at fail if they rely on wait
Summary: tasks spawned by at fail if they rely on wait
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: at
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-24 20:33 UTC by jlarmour
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-24 21:11:48 UTC

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Description jlarmour 1999-05-24 20:33:47 UTC
at sets the signal handler of SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN, resulting
in the child inheriting this. This causes any grandchildren
to quit immediately rather than becoming zombies that
can be "wait"ed for by the child. A similar problem to this
(problem #732) was fixed for cron.

I will send a patch along via e-mail, since I don't appear
to have access to upload RPMs any more (more work for

------- Email Received From  Jonathan Larmour <> 05/24/99 16:37 -------

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-24 21:11:59 UTC
Patch applied in at-3.1.7-9. Thanks for reporting.

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