[PATCH] rsync kills all user processes on fork failure

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Wed Mar 20 10:06:35 EST 2002

On 19 Mar 2002, Paul Haas <paulh at hamjudo.com> wrote:
> I filed this as bug 4150 http://rsync.samba.org/cgi-bin/rsync/
> We had a few hundred hung processes and reached the limit for "max user
> processes" (see the ulimit command).   rsync did not handle this very
> well.  It passed -1 as a PID to kill().  When kill() gets -1, it kills all
> of the processes owned by that user, or if run by root, all processes.
Bloody hell.

Yes, I think that's a real bug.  Thanks for yourhelp.

It'll be in the next release.


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