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"make test" runs out of processes #650

veripoolbot opened this issue May 23, 2013 · 1 comment

"make test" runs out of processes #650

veripoolbot opened this issue May 23, 2013 · 1 comment


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@veripoolbot veripoolbot commented May 23, 2013

Author Name: Jeremy Bennett (@jeremybennett)
Original Redmine Issue: 650 from
Original Date: 2013-05-23
Original Assignee: Wilson Snyder (@wsnyder)

I recently ran out of processes on my system (64-bit Fedora 18) while running "make test". Quick inspection showed a vast number of defunct "tee" processes"

$ps ax
27693 pts/12   Z+     0:00 [tee] <defunct>
27695 pts/12   Z+     0:00 [tee] <defunct>
27698 pts/12   Z+     0:00 [tee] <defunct>
27701 pts/12   Z+     0:00 [tee] <defunct>
27714 pts/12   Z+     0:00 [tee] <defunct>
27716 pts/12   Z+     0:00 [tee] <defunct> uses tee to allow it to both capture and display the output. However it seems that when the child test completes, the tee process is not killed (problem with SIGCHILD?). I'd appreciate any suggestions of how to fix this - beyond the obvious one of using ulimit -u to increase the number of processes.


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@veripoolbot veripoolbot commented May 24, 2013

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Author Name: Wilson Snyder (@wsnyder)
Original Date: 2013-05-24T00:09:49Z

Fixed it to not use tee at all.

Fixed in git towards 3.848.

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