Please describe the problem.

In a debian unstable docker container, I run git-annex assistant --auto on a few repositories.

After a few days, I have many (> 10000 right now) zombie processes:

% ps x | grep "git-annex.*defunct" | wc -l

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Keep git-annex assistant running.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

Binary version 5.20151116-gbe86081 on Debian Linux unstable (up-to-date from a few days ago when my docker container started)

Please provide any additional information below.

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Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

I couldn't live without git-annex to synchronize my documents over multiple hosts and archives :-)

done; this is a docker bug if anything, and I really don't see any way git-annex can solve it. --Joey