no wait exec scripts end up as defunct zombie process

Sajeewa Warnakulasuriya sajeewaw at
Thu Feb 11 03:57:14 CET 2010

Version is
Linux mel-radius01 2.6.26-2-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 5 02:23:12 UTC 2009 
x86_64 GNU/Linux

Yes, I did build it from the source following the instructions for 
creating debian package.

Also after further testing I found the issue is caused when running two no 
wait exec modules at the same time.

If you look at my previous posts the module names proxy_bb_realms and 

We solved it by removing the proxy bb realms module and using radrelay 
equivalent in Freeradius server.


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On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, Alan DeKok wrote:

> Sajeewa Warnakulasuriya wrote:
>> Also I found the below snippet of code in exec.c
> ...
>> When does freeradius close the child?
>  See src/main/threads.c
>  Which OS are you using?
>  Did you build FreeRADIUS yourself from source?
>  Alan DeKok.
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