[Zope] Persistant Zombies and a sanity check

Dennis Allison allison at sumeru.stanford.EDU
Thu Oct 2 03:46:14 EDT 2003

On Thu, 2 Oct 2003, Dennis Allison wrote:

> I use htmldoc to generate pdf documents connecting to Zope via a simple
> popen2() call in an external procedure which pipes input to htmldoc and
> grabs output from htmldoc.  The htmldoc process remains in the process
> table as a zombie and remains there until Zope is restarted.
> To avoid persistant zombies, I'll need to not use the factory function, 
> popen2, and do a bit closer management of the process--that is, the parent
> will need to execute a wait on the child (htmldoc) so that when it
> completes the child process can die.
> Am I missing something?


On second thought, the problem has to lie elsewhere.  Popen3() which is
the underlying class, waitsA

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