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From:
Father Chrysostomos via RT
Date:
September 20, 2013 09:11
Subject:
[perl #74854] wait and waitpid can return -1 even when there are running child forks.
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-1873-1379668300-1918.74854-15-0@perl.org
On Fri Sep 20 01:52:42 2013, nicholas wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:03:01AM -0600, Charlie Strauss wrote:
> > Blast from the past!  Could you send me back my script and I'll test
> it if I can.   I don't have that version of ubuntu or osx any longer.
> 
> The ticket is online at
> http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=74854
> 
> I've appended your script. I can't get it to print "Perl bug
> detected!!" with
> v5.8.9 (the version in your report) on either OS X 10.6 (one later
> than you
> had) or
> Linux gcc20 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jan 16 16:22:28 UTC 2012 x86_64
> GNU/Linux
> 
> I had hoped that I could get it to, so that I could bisect to find
> what fixed
> the problem.

I get the bug on 5.8.8, but not 5.8.9.  Bisecting will take a long time,
as it requires a human slave.

-- 

Father Chrysostomos


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