Re: dead processes

From: DervishD (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 12:07:16 EST

    Hi Marc :)

> 4260 ? Z 0:00 [gpg <defunct>]
> There are a lot of defunct processes which I can't kill.
> How comes? Normal? Solution?

    They are 'Zombie' processes. At some point they will be
reparented to 'init' and it will get rid of them. Those processes are
dead but nobody has 'wait()'ed for them. 'init' will do ASAP. The
problem is if they aren't reparented to init.

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