On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 05:17:33PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 04:56:26PM +0000, Nick Murtagh mentioned:
> > According to the man page it should show some pids.
> Indeed. I've a feeling that processes have died, and the system didn't
> reclaim the semarrays. Could be a kernel bug, or just a design thing.
the reason why the system didn't reclaim a system v semaphore is because
the system is not responsible for doing such a thing. system v shared
memory, message queues and semaphores live outside the life of a process.
while it is a useful feature it is the number one reason why they suck.
pretty much everything a process creates bar files and other processes
gets reclaimed by the system when the process dies.
kevin at ie.suberic.net dante hicks: but you hate people.
fork()'ed on 37058400 randal graves: yes, but i love gatherings.
meatspace place: home isn't it ironic?
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