<defunct> processes under Win9x...
Mon Jun 5 13:27:00 GMT 2000
I understand that this is difficult to debug from an
strace log. I was just hoping that the new
information would spark some "a-ha!" in you that would
make the fix easy :). I'll be working on it more
tonight, but for now I have a little more information.
I'm attempting to attach to the process, and all I get
is "Can't attach to process.". I've attempted to run
"gdb filename process-id", and done it within GDB with
the appropriate commands.
One other minor piece of the puzzle - Cygwin refuses
to kill the <defunct> process ID. When I attempt
this, it says:
PID TTY STIME COMMAND
1000 -1 13:22:30
1001 0 13:22:31 /usr/bin/BASH.EXE
1011 0 13:22:58 /USR/LOCAL/APACHE/BIN/HTTPD.EXE
1013 0 13:23:04 <defunct>
1014 0 13:23:06 /usr/bin/PS.EXE
/usr/local/apache/bin $ kill -9 1013
bash: kill: (1013) - No such pid
I have also tried attaching to other processes, and it
gives me the same error.
I'm sorry this is really to difficult to debug from an
The symptom of wait_subproc looping is not abnormal.
It's what happens when a program has started a sub
process. The wait_subproc thread disappears when the
program exits. That's the only time it goes away.
You are going to have to do quite a bit more
debugging, unfortunately. If you have an actual
process that is not going away then you should
be able to attach to it with gdb.
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