strange hang/loop with 20051224 - 14:34 snapshot

Christopher Faylor
Sun Dec 25 18:11:00 GMT 2005

On Sun, Dec 25, 2005 at 12:57:21PM -0500, Volker Quetschke wrote:
>With the 20051224 - 14:34 snapshot I see a strange hang while
>building OOo.
>The build script hangs and the system is running on 100%. Now the
>funny part. I see one perl "hanging" (process is shown by ps and
>task manager) and I see another perl process (only shown in the task
>manager) popping up with a lot of resource use (30-70%) and then
>vanishing again. Whenever the task manager refreshes the processes
>there is this second perl, but always with a new PID.
>A "ls /proc/*/fd" doesn't help either, but it shows some lines like this:
>ls: /proc/2468/fd: No such file or directory
>0@  1@  2@  3@  4@
>0@  1@  2@  3@
>ls: cannot read symbolic link /proc/3424/fd/3: No such file or directory
>I don't have a short testcase :( .
>Unfortunately I didn't test all the recent snapshots, the previous
>one (it worked for me) was from 20051106.

Also unfortunately, unless you can come up with a short test case this
isn't going to be fixed.  I've already admitted defeat in the case of


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