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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] exit: PR_SET_ANCHOR for marking processes as reapers for child processes
    On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 01:04:57PM +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:
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    >This patch adds a simple flag for each process that marks it as an
    >"anchor" process for all its children and grandchildren. If a child of
    >such an anchor dies all its children will not be reparented to init, but
    >instead to this anchor, escaping this anchor process is not possible. A
    >task with this flag set hence acts is little "sub-init".
    >

    This will break the applictions which using 'getppid() == 1' to check
    if its real parent is dead or not...

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