Please test snapshots

Christopher Faylor
Fri Aug 10 20:24:00 GMT 2012

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 08:33:36PM +0200, Achim Gratz wrote:
>Christopher Faylor writes:
>> ...and those are the kind of details which allows us to at least make
>> educated guesses about problems.  Showing a "defunct" ps listing, not so
>> much...
>You know this, but a defunct listing means that a process terminated,
>but wasn't reaped by it's parent process.  Unless that parent process
>crashed hard I can't remember seeing that happen in Cygwin, which is why
>I thought it noteworthy.

...and that's why I asked:

>> It's probably too late to ask but is the make process still around?
>I killed make because I forgot to add a variable definition on the
>command line.  Only later did I find it left that zombie git process
>that should have been terminated with it (I know it was associated with
>that particular make invocation by its start time).

So you don't know if the make process was actually still around.  Got it.


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