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Article: 319
From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2005-02-02 02:05:00 -0500
Subject: Re: milter-gris: no child processes forked, 2.6.8 kernel,

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Marcus Schopen wrote:
> I'm running milter-gris on an Pentium 233 MMX with an 2.6.8 Debian/sarge 
> standard kernel. When starting milter-gris no child processes were forked. 
> I'm not sure, if this is a normal behavior for 2.6 kernels or something is 
> wrong with my kernel or miler-gris build. A 2.4.27 kernel on the same machine 
> does forke two child processes.

A milter  is a threaded process. It does not fork processes to handle 
sendmail requests. In older Linux kernels, they showed threads the same 
way as processes using ps, but I believe that has been changed and that 
there is a some new command to list threads of a process.

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