The Undead Process

Sasha Pachev sasha at
Thu Feb 24 08:49:48 MST 2005


A child process becomes a zombie when it terminates, but the parent had not yet 
reaped its exit status with the wait4() call. If the parent refuses to reap, you 
can kill the parent. However, it is best to understand why the parent is not 

Sasha Pachev
AskSasha Linux Consulting

More information about the PLUG mailing list