Leftover startpar process - any clue to spare?

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Tue Jul 28 14:55:08 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 12:03:30PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Hi, Werner.  Can you have a look at
> <URL: http://bugs.debian.org/537182 >, please?  When doing makefile
> style concurrency, I get a leftover startpar process.  I have no idea
> why.

Could it be that a file descriptor is hold open by any of the
processes started by startpar?  Startpar uses a pty/tty pair
and a pipe for each process started in parallel to get the
messages ordered as much as possible.


PS: Yes the `b += rr;' is missed :)

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