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How do I avoid zombies on a Unix system?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:29 UTC ( #746=perlfaq nodetype: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Use the reaper code from Signals to call wait() when a SIGCHLD is received, or else use the double-fork technique described in fork.

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