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Re: ssh-agent subprocess parentage

From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg_at_nospam>
Date: Thu May 12 2011 - 19:35:29 GMT
To: Alan Barrett <apb@cequrux.com>

On 05/12/2011 03:19 PM, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Mon, 09 May 2011, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> check_parent_exists() relies on simply storing the process ID and
>> checking to see whether such a process is signalable.
>
> I reported a bug around that code in April 2006. See
> <http://lists.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-dev/2006-April/024144.html>
>
> for the problem and a patch that still works for me.

This makes sense to me, and looks like a clean way to deal with the
process checking for a parent. Thanks!

I've put it into bugzilla here:

https://bugzilla.mindrot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1905

This still doesn't deal with the issue about process supervision, though.

        --dkg

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