Bug 18328 - Process: WaitForExit returns immediately for managed app that is still running
Summary: Process: WaitForExit returns immediately for managed app that is still running
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: General ()
Version: 3.2.x
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-12 16:28 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2018-01-19 19:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Repro case from Novell bug report (526 bytes, application/x-gzip)
2014-03-12 16:28 UTC, Jon Goldberger [MSFT]

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Description Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-03-12 16:28:49 UTC
Created attachment 6297 [details]
Repro case from Novell bug report

Porting this bug over from Novell bug tracker. Marek said that the the bug appears to still exist in Mono 3.2.7 

From Novell bug report:

When a managed server application is launched from the shell, and you want to
use another managed client app to wait until the server app to exit, then this
is no longer possible.

Process.WaitForExit immediately returns false (signalling that the process is
still running), instead of waiting for a given set of time for the process to
To reproduce:

1. extract the attached gzipped tar archive.
2. run './test.sh'

Expected result:

The following output is written to the console after 3 seconds:

Process has exited: True

Actual result:

The following output is written to the console immediately:

Process has not exited: False
Comment 2 Zoltan Varga 2014-03-17 19:00:52 UTC
In unix its not possible in general to work for the termination of a non-child process.
Comment 3 Ludovic Henry 2018-01-19 19:16:08 UTC
This is just a feature generally not supported on Unix.