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Bug 84094 - ethereal has potential SIGCHLD handling bug
Summary: ethereal has potential SIGCHLD handling bug
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ethereal
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578 CambridgeBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-12 02:33 UTC by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-07-31 14:01:23 UTC

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Description Bill Nottingham 2003-02-12 02:33:05 UTC
ethereal sets the handler for SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN, and then appears to wait for
its children. This won't work with current kernels.

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2003-02-19 15:27:43 UTC

Read ya, Phil

Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-02-28 19:15:35 UTC
I'm getting:

application bug: ethereal(3489) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
(see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated.

with ethereal-0.9.8-5

what version has this fixed?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-28 20:16:00 UTC
0.9.8-6 should have it.

Comment 4 Joe Orton 2003-04-14 15:03:22 UTC
I'm seeing this error in Shrike. ethereal-0.9.8-6, kernel 2.4.20-8smp.

application bug: ethereal(29130) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
(see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated.

Comment 5 Phil Knirsch 2003-07-31 13:05:44 UTC
Thats really strange as the patch has been included in that package. Have you
tried the released ethereal errata version for Shrike? (ethereal-0.9.11-0.90.1)

Read ya, Phil

Comment 6 Chris Ricker 2003-07-31 13:58:38 UTC
I haven't seen this on released RHL 9 or on the severn alphas / betas, and I run
ethereal a lot....

Comment 7 Phil Knirsch 2003-07-31 14:01:23 UTC
OK, closing as fixed in current release then.


Read ya, Phil

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