Re: Problems with ksh93 and gnome-terminal
Joe Kelsey <joek <at> mail.flyingcroc.net>
2003-07-01 15:32:41 GMT
Joe Kelsey wrote:
> I start gnome with gdm and allow the master gdm process to source all of
> my .profile/.kshrc/etc scripts. My gnome-terminal normally runs with
> three open windows.
> I find that when I exit gnome, gnome-terminal exits but none of the
> ksh93 processes exit. They instead get inheirited by init. This means
> that after several days, I have *lots* of ksh processes hanging around
> doing nothing.
> I do not want to use the login shell option to gnome-terminal as that
> involves a lot of unnecessary overhead. I think I need gnome-terminal
> to send HUP to all subshells when it exits. The ksh processes all start
> up in their own process group, so they do not automatically receive any
> signals from gnome-terminal.
> Does anyone have any insight into gnome-terminal operation, or do I need
> to go diving into the source?
I tried an experiment. I clicked on the "close window" button of the
running gnome-terminal and verified that all subshells died. However,
when I click on the "logout" button on my Panel, the gnome-terminal dies
but the subshells continue on (and on, and on, ...)
What does gnome-terminal do differently in these two cases? I tried to
look through the source but I cannot see any place where gnome-terminal
actually signals the subprocesses running in its tabbed windows.
This situation causes a lot of difficulty. For instance, if I run
screen in a window, since exiting gnome-terminal does not signal the