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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: 8139too: defunct threads
    From: "Alan Cox" <>
    > That has an implicit race, a zombie can always appear as we are
    execing init.
    > I think init wants fixing
    Rod, could you boot again with the unpatched kernel and send a sigchild
    to init?

    #kill -CHLD 1

    If I understand the init code correctly the sigchild handler reaps all
    zombies, but probably the signal got lost because the children died
    before the parent was created ;-)


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