[issue11616] reap_children should not use WNOHANG

Ross Lagerwall report at bugs.python.org
Sun Mar 20 17:57:57 CET 2011


Ross Lagerwall <rosslagerwall at gmail.com> added the comment:

I'm not sure. Was reap_children() meant to just reap zombie processes or wait for all children to finish?

It seems like it was written to just reap zombie processes. Might this not cause hangs during testing sometimes if a subprocess that was started has itself hung?

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