troubleshooting Question

When can a child process break away from it's parent and how to prevent it

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I have Qmail installed on a number of systems and every now and then some processes break away from their parents (using supervise scripts). Killing all processes and restarting qmail restores the order, but i'd rather prevent it from happening. So my question is:

Where can i find detailed technical information on how this occurs
Why does this happen and what can i do to prevent this.

One thing i noticed is that it usually happens on relatively high loads.
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