Patchwork [bitbake-devel,1/2] runqueue: wait and deal with those <defunct> sub-processes as soon as they are os.killed() when "Force stop"

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Submitter Shane Wang
Date March 30, 2012, 9:12 a.m.
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Shane Wang - March 30, 2012, 9:12 a.m.
When "Force stop" is performed during the build stage, after os.kill() kills the build sub-processes, there are many <defunct> python processes in the system. In Hob, when the user initiates a new build, os.waitpid() in runqueue_process_waitpid() will be called, and the pids of those <defunct> processes will be returned as result[0], then self.build_pids[result[0]] will throw KeyError exception because now for the new build self.build_pids is empty.

This patch is to address the above issue to collect the results and handle the sub-processes as soon as they are killed.

[Yocto #2186]

Signed-off-by: Shane Wang <>
 bitbake/lib/bb/ |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)


diff --git a/bitbake/lib/bb/ b/bitbake/lib/bb/
index 6970548..b870caf 100644
--- a/bitbake/lib/bb/
+++ b/bitbake/lib/bb/
@@ -1068,6 +1068,7 @@  class RunQueueExecute:
             for k, v in self.build_pids.iteritems():
                     os.kill(-k, signal.SIGTERM)
+                    os.waitpid(-1, 0)
         for pipe in self.build_pipes: