Re: [wmii] killall telnet kills wmii

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 15:52:29 +0200

On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 03:23:19PM +0200, Sander van Dijk wrote:
> On 5/19/06, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> >This should be fixed in wmii-3, because we introduced the tiny
> >wmiisetsid tool which allows to execute processes in their own
> >process group (telnet and those apps from plan9port send SIGHUP
> >to their process group, which would exit wmii in such a case).
> >
> >Just update to the release and you will be happy.
> >
> >PS: The wmiisetsid tool has been introduced, because not every
> >platform contains a command line tool for this, e.g. Linux does
> >have setsid(1), but BSDs usually only have the syscall, but no
> >command line tool.
> >
> Hi Anselm,
> Reading this, I must confess that I have been a bit too trigger-happy
> when 'removing unnecessary wmiisetsid calls'. I removed the wmiisetsid
> before the xterm keybinding in wmiirc too :-(.
> I thought that using it for the proglist was enough, somehow I
> overlooked that problematic apps might be started from a M-Enter
> started xterm as well...
> I suggest you readd the wmiisetsid to the xterm binding and quickly
> rerelease wmii-3.
> Sorry about this...

No, xterm catches SIGHUP, thus it is not exit.


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