innwatch forks without reason

Julien ÉLIE julien at trigofacile.com
Sat Aug 9 10:41:17 UTC 2014


Hi Lauri,

> innwatch apparently creates a child process only for sleeping and then
> waits on that process. The forked-off process is not killed by 'rc.news
> stop' (only its parent is), and will only die after it's done sleeping.
> If running under SMF on illumos/Solaris, this causes the service to
> likely drop into maintenance state (since not all processes die within
> timeout).

Thanks for your bug report and also your patch.
It works well on my system too (Debian).

I have just committed it:
     https://inn.eyrie.org/trac/changeset/9650

It will be shipped with INN 2.5.5.

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Julien ÉLIE

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   Aymé)


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