[PATCH] Fix bug 11175 - Lots of winbindd zombie processes on Solaris platform

Michael Adam obnox at samba.org
Wed Mar 25 19:00:12 MDT 2015

On 2015-03-25 at 14:21 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 10:17:41PM +0100, Michael Adam wrote:
> > Hi Jeremy,
> > 
> > the patch fixes the tests for me, it looks good.
> > I can push in a bit.
> > 
> > Just one question:
> > 
> > If I got it right, when sigaction is not available,
> > we don't support mutexes any more. Why not use the
> > old signal method in that case?
> 'cos it leaves zombies. It not (IMHO) credible
> that a platform has process shared mutexes but
> doesn't support sigaction, so there's no harm
> making the mutex code depend on sigaction.

Alright. My original misunderstanding was that the
zombies only happen on solaris and that is fixed
with sigaction now. But it is of course correct
that for other platforms, too, we don't want to
risk that. Thanks for the clarification!

Pushed to autobuild.

I hope nobody is upset that I bypassed the
review request to Volker and Andreas, but I was
also involved to some extent in looking at the
failures today and was delighted that you came
up with a fix so quickly. And I am sure they will
also have a thorough look tomorrow, even if it
has reached master already... :-)

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