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bug#3608: BG processes killed by start-process


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#3608: BG processes killed by start-process
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 08:58:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

JD Smith <address@hidden> writes:

> Start-process seems to kill off child processes of which have been put
> into the background.
>
> Create a small shell script "bgtest":
>
> #!/bin/sh
> sleep 121 &
> exit 0
>
> and now
>
> (start-process "BGTEST" nil "bgtest")
>
> Notice that the sleep process has been killed, rather than waited on.

That's not a bug.  The session created for the process is closed when
the process exits, which causes the kernel to send SIGHUP to all
remaining processes in the session.

Andreas.

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