This is a discussion on Re: openssh-agent polling - openssh ; Peter Stuge wrote: > On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 04:00:22PM +1000, David Leonard wrote: >> There is a 10 second parent polling behaviour which is probably >> what powertop is seeing.. select is using a timeout being the >> ...
Peter Stuge wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 04:00:22PM +1000, David Leonard wrote:
>> There is a 10 second parent polling behaviour which is probably
>> what powertop is seeing.. select is using a timeout being the
>> minimum of the poll time (10sec) or the next time a key expires.
> What if you remove the timeout?
The agent will hang around forever after the process it's serving has
gone away, unless a key happens to expire.
also, with regard to having the agent running as the parent, Alan
> > Damien Miller wrote:
> > ssh-agent starts its command in the parent process probably so that
> > you can get something useful from $! returned in your startup
> > script,
> Surely that's fixable - wait() gives you the terminated child's exit
ssh-agent would probably end up as the process group leader too. I'm
not sure what impact that would have on, eg job control.
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