Zombie process in libpurple.

Rehan rehan.shaikh at radarspot.com
Mon Apr 23 11:01:52 EDT 2007

Thanks for the reply.

 But they are not acting as you mentioned. The threads are still in zombie
state and the count keeps on increasing as user logins and logouts...

I am not using any advance feature of libpurple like sound, images etc. etc.
I use only login,logout, change status and send and recieve message calls
from the libpurple.


Luke Schierer-5 wrote:
> 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.
> luke
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