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Re: Processes are unable to fully discard their controlling terminal

On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 12:43:28PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 12:33:04PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 03:33:56PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>>Processes that attempt to shed their controlling terminal do so well enough
>>>for the tty to show as ? in ps output, but they still keep the console
>>>window they were launched from open, after all other processes using it have
>>>This is particularly annoying with ssh-agent - if I exit the shell in the
>>>terminal that launched it, that terminal becomes a zombie, hanging around
>>>for no purpose. If I close that window using the Windows close box, the
>>>ssh-agent is killed.
>>>I'm not an expert in the ways of Unix ttys. Can anyone help me understand
>>>where the problem lies?
>I think I see the problem.  It will be tricky to fix but I'll see what I can

I've checked in some changes that seem to fix the reported behavior.

Does the current snapshot rectify this behavior?


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