xfce-exec functions spawns zombies

Mr Machine machinehasnoagenda at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 23:51:24 CET 2006

Daichi Kawahata wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 19:28:02 +0100
> Jean-François Wauthy wrote:
>> Hi,
> Hi,
>> I haven't updated libxfcegui4 for a while and i did it this
>> morning and since then every program launched by xfce4-session
>> or xfdesktop terminated as zombies.
> Good to hear I wasn't only one, it's been there since before
> for a while.
>> I'll try to determine the revision number that brings this
>> issue but i wanted to bring that to everyone attention.
> Even after rev. 19510, a terminated process turns "<defunct>"
> (a PPID is a PID of xfdesktop).

looks like we got a zombie army on our hands :D

i recently mentioned this problem. i was getting zombies from apps 
launched by xfdesktop and the panel. now they only seem to result from 
certain panel plugins (mailwatch plugin, menu plugin).


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