ShAwNz

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Dec 21, 2003
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Hi guys. anyone got an idea about these errors im getting ?

Currently im using OS: Redhat 9.0
I find these errors in my /var/log/messages every now and then... anyone know what errors it is and how to resolve it ?

" application bug: whostmgrd(12703) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
(see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated.
application bug: whostmgrd(14227) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
(see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated."


Thanks
 

bamasbest

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Jan 10, 2004
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Check the changelog, this may be your problem:

fix another instance where
cppop could generate an

application bug: cppop(19163) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait().
(see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated.

this is really annoying since we are going to be forced to call
wait in some circumstances even when SIGCHLD is set to IGNORE
because of broken kernels. The tradeoff is the error message which
doesn't affect anything but makes people go crazy when they see it.
However its better that we don't create zombie processes, so for
compatibility between diffrent linux versions it might just be
best to live with this warning message as it doesn't do anything
but make people ask questions.