fascinating bug to do with apm and child processes...

Graeme Gregory graeme at openmoko.org
Wed May 14 16:28:34 CEST 2008

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 12:15:50AM +1000, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> shouldn't we look at fixing apm itself instead of working around it? :) also
> this is a pretty major issue here as this means suspend/resume is going to be
> very liable to hit this bug and thus have problems. the apm process itself
> getting hung in such a way all parent processes also get hung in waitpid() even
> if they call it with WNOHANG is going to hang... this is bad... :(
Yes we should, at the time I was young foolish and working on not linux
stuff so I filed the bug. My patch worked so well for OE no-one ever
bothered to look at problem again.


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