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Re: Shell Fork Runaway Bug (ITS#1973)


I didnt submit the original bug I just was a victim of it.
When you use the shell backend there is code in both the shell mod and the main
process that works find for any number of days then unde some condition
will start to spawn off zombies like mad and take the box down.
I do remem

The issue tracking system used to find a bunch of refs to it.
2.0.18 was when I first encountered it and used a patch
as well as some rearranging of my own to get something to work
nothing formal.

I tried 2.0.25 expecting the bug to be gone and got the same
problem was what I was trying to say.

I looked it up on google and found this little thread discussing it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org>
To: <anthm@cylynx.com>
Cc: <openldap-its@OpenLDAP.org>
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 2:08 AM
Subject: Re: Shell Fork Runaway Bug (ITS#1973)

At 08:47 AM 2002-07-21, anthm@cylynx.com wrote:
>Full_Name: Anthony Minessale
>Version: newest
>OS: solaris
>URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>There is a bug in the code for the shell module
>that causes exec / fork runaway that will kill the box.
>It was already acknoledged like a year ago and I patched an
>earlier version,  Is this bug going to be removed from the production
>release soon?  I got the newest one last week and was suprised it still
>and I have'nt the time to mess with patching it every time so
>I guess I'll wait paitently.  Just wondering in case it slipped through
>the cracks.

What's the ITS tracking number of your original bug report / patch
submission?  I'm also not sure what you mean by "newest".  Please
use version numbers (or dates if using CVS branch tags).