Zombie process in libpurple.
rehan.shaikh at radarspot.com
Mon Apr 23 12:29:30 EDT 2007
Thanks Luke and Sadrul for the great advice ... The problem is solved now :)
No more Zombies.
Luke Schierer-5 wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 08:01:52AM -0700, Rehan wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply.
>> But they are not acting as you mentioned. The threads are still in
>> 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.
>> I use only login,logout, change status and send and recieve message calls
>> from the libpurple.
> Is your application handling SIGCHLD? Take a look at pidgin/gtkmain.c
> or finch/gntmain.c for examples of this.
>> 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
>> >> thing is happening when i execute my application. Whenever a user
>> >> 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
>> >> 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
>> > seconds (after their last use) or so.
>> > luke
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