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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: 8139too: defunct threads
> Rod's init version (from RH 7.0) doesn't reap children that died before
> it was started. Is that an init bug or should the kernel reap them
> before the execve?

I would say thats an init bug

> The attached patch reaps all zombies before the execve("/sbin/init").

That has an implicit race, a zombie can always appear as we are execing init.
I think init wants fixing

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