Re: dead processes

From: DervishD (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 12:14:43 EST

    Hi Marc :))

    I almost forgot... A process become a zombie if it dies before
its parent, so the parent can retrieve child process status using
'wait()'. If the parent dies before doing this *then* the process
will be inherited by 'init' and ripped at some time.

    Seems like your gpg has died leaving a lot of children and 'init'
hasn't done its harvest yet ;))) Give it some time.

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