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Process on posix not closed after `waitForExit` #9616

PMunch opened this Issue Nov 4, 2018 · 2 comments


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PMunch commented Nov 4, 2018

Noticed this while working with processes. If a processes is opened without poParentStream and then called terminate and waitForExit on it will return a valid exit code from waitForExit but the process will still be around on the system. According to the doc on startProcess you need to also close a process (with a call to close). This is a bit confusing, and should either be mentioned in the docs under terminate/kill/waitForExit or simply be a part of waitForExit as it already closes some of the file handles(my suggestion would be to simply change these two lines to a call to close).

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dom96 commented Nov 4, 2018

As I've mentioned on IRC. IMO if waitForExit returns then the process should already be gone.

This might be related to the zombie processes issue I've seen reported somewhere else.

@timotheecour timotheecour added the osproc label Jan 11, 2019

@timotheecour timotheecour changed the title Process on Linux not closed after `waitForExit` Process on posix not closed after `waitForExit` Jan 11, 2019


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timotheecour commented Jan 11, 2019

also on osx

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