gcj/freenet status 20020504

Andrew Haley aph@cambridge.redhat.com
Tue May 7 08:58:00 GMT 2002

=?iso-8859-1?Q?G=F6ran?= Thyni writes:
 > I'm out of town so I can just speculated until I have an oppotunity
 > to investigate things closer
 > On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 01:28:48PM +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
 > > What will cause that to happen?  If the child process blocks on
 > > output, when eventually its parent exits it will be owned by exec
 > > which will patiently wait for it to terminate.
 > More patient than me, :-)
 > I killed them manually.
 > They propabably waits for something from their dead father,
 > I would guess that an "out of memory" exception kills fred
 > and leaves his children orphaned.

That's possible.  Once the system runs out of memory it's hard to
terminate cleanly.

 > > It sounds to me like "addr2line" and "c++filt" are buggy.  There's no
 > > reason they should be large.
 > At least addr2line is working against fred's pid file the /proc file system.
 > If it maps the process, addr2line itself will be very large since
 > fred is large himself.

addr2line doesn't map the process, just the executable file.  But
indeed, that could be large.


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