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Re: Bash hangs waiting for children (already dead)?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash hangs waiting for children (already dead)?
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 10:55:03 -0500

> Machine Type: sparc-sun-solaris2.7
> Bash Version: 2.04
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>    Bash is running a fairly deeply nested set of shell functions in a
>    test set-up. When stdout and stderr of the top level shell function
>    are to the terminal, all is well. When stderr and stdout of the top
>    level function are piped into tee as follows
>       $ TopLevelShellFunction 2>&1 | tee test.log
>    bash hangs after up to an hour or so, but in a different location
>    each time. Here is the process tree with what each instance of bash
>    is doing according to truss. The last instance of bash is in a loop
>    constantly repeating the call to waitid().

I believe that I have already fixed this for the next release (currently
in alpha test).

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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