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Re: [multitail] Re: WARNING



On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 10:04:58PM +0200, Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> 
> > > > multitail uses that in it's ui.c code. if you send it to the
> > > > background that COULD be the problem.
> > > Could be. But afaik zombies get only created when a chield process
> > > exits. That means that a process started by multitail which exits could
> > > cause it. When monitoring regular logFILES, no processes are executed.
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >   Now, this is *very* interesting.  Because I saw many '[tail] <defunct>'
> >   and at least two '[multitail] <defunct>' in the process list.  So, the
> >   (possibly rhetorical) question becomes "where did they come from?" if
> >   multitail was not creating them?  Because no one was logged on to the
> >   machine but me, and all I was running was multitail.  It is possible I
> >   ran some other command in multitail, I just do not remember at this point.
> 
> This rotating of logfiles, does that also Sighup the processors which
> have the file open?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  Log rotation is definitively not the issue in this case as the two
  log files had been rotated at about four in the morning and were
  not rotated during this episode.

~M

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