Subject: Re: proposal for Linux exit_group emulation
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/02/2005 16:47:22
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 10:26:14AM -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> | In userret to catch processes sleeping in the kernel
> | In syscall to catch processes running in userland. I realize this is
> | poor since the process could spend quite some time before going in 
> | the kernel. Sending it a signal is not possible because it will be 
> | reported to wait4(). What else can be done?
> You have control over who gets notified in the wait call. 

Do I? If the parent is a native process...

> | It works fine with java. I don't have the OpenOffice monster at hand.
> You should install the monster, because this is the application that
> usually breaks.

It's an X11 app, that's a problem with the current configuration of the
machine I'm working on...

Emmanuel Dreyfus