[icecast] ices spawning zombie perl processes

Karl Heyes karl at pts.tele2.co.uk
Wed Mar 19 15:06:05 PST 2003



On Wed, 2003-03-19 at 19:53, M Edwards wrote:
> I have ices currently calling a Perl script to generate the next song to be 
> played. However, either the perl script is incorrectly written and is not 
> exitting properly, or ices is not letting it know that it can close the 
> process in the table. Does anyone have any advice on distinguishing between 
> the two cases, and how to fix the issue?

Assuming ices2, then ices will wait until the process terminates. ices
uses popen which invokes the shell to run the command you specify. Can
you verify the state of the processes with ps and email me directly with
the listing and OS details.

karl.

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