On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 03:07:53PM -0600, Bill Kendall wrote:
> xfsdump explicitly ignores SIGCHLD in order to prevent librmt rsh
> processes from becoming zombies. However, doing so interferes with the
> ability for system() to determine a command's exit status.
> Setting up a handler for SIGCHLD will not work either, since xfsdump is
> now multi-threaded and the main thread (which handles signals) might
> handle a child exit before the thread running system() can.
> I also attempted to use waitpid() when tearing down a librmt session,
> but this has the potential to block indefinitely if there is a problem
> on the remote side. (And using WNOHANG tended to never catch the exit.)
> In the end, I settled on just not touching SIGCHLD at all. There may be
> a zombie rsh when librmt is used, but typically it will be alive until
> the end of the backup and in any case will be cleaned up when
> xfsdump/restore exits.
> Signed-off-by: Bill Kendall <wkendall@xxxxxxx>
Looks OK to me.
Reviewed-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxxx>