Zombie process in libpurple.

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury imadil at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 11:13:44 EDT 2007

* Rehan had this to say on [23 Apr 2007, 07:32:30 -0700]:
> 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.

You need to listen to SIGCHLD and do waitpid to reap the terminated


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