Perl 5.8.2 issue with SIG{CHLD}?

Brian Reichert reichert at
Mon May 24 13:26:45 PDT 2004

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 11:53:44AM -0700, Chris Samaritoni wrote:
> Basically, $SIG{CHLD} = 'IGNORE' is supposed to have Perl automatically 
> reap zombie children, however it acts as if Perl is never receiving the 
> CHLD signal.

You could verify this by writing a SIGCHLD handler that does harvest
wth wait(), and have it report what it gets...

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