Subject: Re: apache2 worker MPM now zombie-free
To: John Klos <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/20/2005 22:32:59
On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, John Klos wrote:

> > of devel/apr  I'm submitting a bugzilla report to
> > to get this fix into a future 2.0.x release (and 2.1).
> Thanks! What was the problem?

My first glance tells me that NetBSD isn't auto-reaping forked processes in
a threaded program when SIGCHLD == SIG_IGN.  (Spawning programs in threaded
code takes a different code path in apr than spawning programs in
non-threaded code.)

I don't know for sure if the auto-reap concept is supposed to work in NetBSD
anyway; it is SysV originated, I believe....

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>