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authorJunio C Hamano <>2006-06-20 01:25:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-06-20 01:44:58 (GMT)
commitf0b7367cb124a628b80697f5ed095c5859022e21 (patch)
tree5a7d667c5985adb52169ec8de065bbf39a3641b8 /daemon.c
parentd281786fcd6d0df47dd46e415f1a804b2e81ed9b (diff)
Restore SIGCHLD to SIG_DFL where we care about waitpid().
It was reported that under one implementation of socks client "git clone" fails with "error: waitpid failed (No child processes)", because "git" is spawned after setting SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN. Arguably it may be a broken setting, but we should protect ourselves so that we can get reliable results from waitpid() for the children we care about. This patch resets SIGCHLD to SIG_DFL in three places: - connect.c::git_connect() - initiators of git native protocol transfer are covered with this. - daemon.c::main() - obviously. - merge-index.c::main() - obviously. There are other programs that do fork() but do not waitpid(): http-push, imap-send. upload-pack does not either, but in the case of that program, each of the forked halves runs exec() another program, so this change would not have much effect there. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'daemon.c')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/daemon.c b/daemon.c
index 2f03f99..1067004 100644
--- a/daemon.c
+++ b/daemon.c
@@ -671,6 +671,11 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
int inetd_mode = 0;
int i;
+ /* Without this we cannot rely on waitpid() to tell
+ * what happened to our children.
+ */
+ signal(SIGCHLD, SIG_DFL);
for (i = 1; i < argc; i++) {
char *arg = argv[i];