Seeing many defunct pidgin processes

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Dec 7 14:13:13 EST 2015

Michael McConville spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Steven DuChene wrote:
> > One of the accounts I have setup in pidgin is a sipe account for work.
> > When I start pidgin it always fails to connect with a SSL connection error.
> > In order to get it to connect I then have to repeatedly click on the
> > Reconnect button that pops up when the connection fails.
> > Eventually it does connect and is useable but I see all of the following
> > defunct processes in my process list.
> > This is with pidgin 2.10.11 running on Ubuntu 14.04
> Hm, looks like this could be a DNS issue. Pidgin's main (or only?)
> reason for forking after startup is for DNS resolution.

It is probably DNS.  They should go away after a while.  If they
don't, something else is going on -- possibly a plugin.


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