Zombie process in libpurple.

Luke Schierer lschiere at pidgin.im
Mon Apr 23 10:55:06 EDT 2007

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 07:32:30AM -0700, Rehan wrote:
> Hi,
>   I am developing an application powered by libpurple. But some strange
> thing is happening when i execute my application. Whenever a user logins
> into MSN 1-2 zombie process of my application is created which is not killed
> even after the user logouts. So per user logged in i have 2 zombies which
> eats up hell lot of process table space.
>   As far as i know libpurple is single threaded and uses glib and my
> application is also using glib and does not create any new thread.
>  I am confused is this a problem in glib or libpurple or am i doing
> something wrong in my application while communicating libpurple. 
> Thanks in advance to all great purple developers...
> Regards,
> Rehan.

My guess is that these are dns processes that will kill themselves in 30
seconds (after their last use) or so.


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