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Re: Processes are unable to fully discard their controlling terminal

I would like ssh-agent to function like you say it is
for you... but i can't understand what you did besides
obtain the latest versions which i should have..  what
else do i need to do?
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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 exited.
>>>> 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?
>>> setsid()
>> I think I see the problem.  It will be tricky to
fix but I'll see
>> what I can do.
> I've checked in some changes that seem to fix the
reported behavior.
> Does the current snapshot rectify this behavior?

It does. Thankyou *very* much! A same-day bugfix is
absolutely amazing!

I can now successfully share an ssh-agent between all
my shells, with it
starting with the first one, and ending with the last,
and no zombie windows
if I end shells in the wrong order.


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