still having Zombie problems

Jack Coates jack at
Sun Sep 1 01:53:40 CEST 2002

On Sat, 2002-08-31 at 15:57, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Jack,
> > Here's the weird thing: I tried to get a backtrace with gdb, and a new
> > xfce launched from within gdb from within xterm doesn't have the problem
> > -- only the one that was launched from xfwm does it.
> starce might be helpful here. Add a new entry to the menu looking like
> xterm -e strace xterm

Unfortunately the only way to instrument this is by instrumenting the
call to xfce from xfwm. All the above does is launch xterm[1] which
launches strace xterm[2]. xterm[2] functions normally and closes
normally, while xterm[1] goes zombie. I've tried a few tricks with shell
scripts and output redirection, but I can't find a way around this

> So you might see what's happening.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Olivier               <fourdan at>  
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Jack Coates
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