The Undead Process

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


Matt:

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 
reaping.

-- 
Sasha Pachev
AskSasha Linux Consulting
http://www.asksasha.com




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