#194 convert refuses to die


Control-C fails to kill the process and triggers "convert: Semaphore operation failed (unable to destroy semaphore)". A regular "kill" also fails to terminate it; I have to use kill -9.

I've had this happen in conjunction with a spawning process that took over the whole machine and made it inaccessible, requiring a visit to the server room and force a reset.

Problem on both OS X (Lion) and linux. Similar to bug 3165456, but I don't lose control of the terminal.


  • David Liontooth

    David Liontooth - 2012-05-15

    Sorry, Linux only. graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat 1.3.12-1 Debian squeeze.

  • Bob Friesenhahn

    Bob Friesenhahn - 2012-05-15

    This problem was already fixed in GraphicsMagick 1.3.13, released on December 24, 2011. I definitely recommend upgrading to the current release (1.3.15),

  • Bob Friesenhahn

    Bob Friesenhahn - 2012-05-15
    • status: open --> closed-fixed

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