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Solaris 10 init failing to reap zombie processes

ps currently shows 17617 zombie processes, all of which have a ppid of 1/init. init should be reaping these defunct processes, but isn't for some reason. The number of defunct processes is growing. ...
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Zombie processes still alive and working fine, but can't be killed?

Am I misunderstanding something, or should this not be possible? All my daemon processes are in zombie state after I tried to stop the control service: # ps ax | grep controller 13768 pts/11 S+ ...
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call init.d script restart from cron - leaves defunct process, cron-invoked script never finishes

We wrote a quick ruby script called monitor_and_restart_solr.rb to restart a badly behaving Solr (java) process, but it appears to get stuck when we call the /etc/init.d/solr restart The script we ...
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Remove a zombie process from the process table

I've got an annoying zombie process that gets adopted by init, and it won't go away. I've read there is a way to create a dummy process, attach the zombie as a child of that new process and then kill ...
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What happens when pid_max is reached

As the title suggests, what happens when pid_max (32bit standard is 32768) is reached with many zombie-processes? On our server a user generates a lot of suphp defunct zombie processes and this ...
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Is it possible to get zombie process exit status from shell?

If i execute 'ps' command in shell, i can get some processes marked as '' - they are exited, but parent process don't receive they exit status yet. Sometimes, while debugging network apps, i need to ...
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Graphite Running using daemon tools getting defunct

I am running carbon-cache.py and carbon-aggregator.py using daemon tools. When I made some changes in the storage-schema.conf and tried to restart the carbon-cache.py, I found that it is becoming ...
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Nagios Creating lots of zombie process

In my monitoring box, I have lots of zombie process created by nagios and they gets remove quickly also. I am using active checks to perform monitoring of my servers. I accumulated the defunct ...
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“There is 1 zombie process”

This message appears when I login to my machine... There is 1 zombie process. What is it telling me? Is this anything I should worry about? If yes, then what should I do, and how?
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Which one is the zombie's parent?

admin@dummy$ ps -l F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD 0 S 1000 22156 22155 0 80 0 - 1545 wait pts/0 00:00:00 bash 0 S 1000 22997 1 0 80 0 - 4743 ...
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Seeking clean resolution for zombie who caused by git fetch / ubuntu motd

I have jenkins and gitosis running on the same [Ubuntu 10.04] server. Jenkins fetches git commits from a repo served by gitosis (also running on the same server). Many repos, actually, since there are ...
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php-fpm lot of childs zombies exiting after huge amount of seconds + 502 errors

I'm facing the following problem on my nginx/php-fpm server : I get random 502 (bad gateway) errors on AJAX calls (autocompletion actually). Everything else is working fine, except autocompletion. On ...
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How can I keep my server from being clobbered by zombies from this Ubuntu cron job to remove PHP sessions?

I recently noticed when I logged in that I had several thousand processes marked "zombie". Upon further investigation, I found the following from ps fax: 701 ? Ss 0:28 cron 3363 ? ...
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In Windows 2008R2 there is a TCP port that is stuck LISTENING but the process that has it open is terminated?

I have a program, NC_net that allows Nagios to monitor Windows machines for various metrics and it seems to have caused a sporadic issue where when the service stops, the TCP port remains open. The ...
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Ubuntu load average spikes but CPUs are idle

We have a server on a cloud network, provided by a third party. We are running Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition. The problem happens at seemingly random times, around one to three times a day. The load ...
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Best way to kill Zombie and D state processes in linux

What is the best way to kill Zombie processes and D state process by single command.
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Linux kernel crash analysis. Blocked processes, IO and uninterruptible wait

I have a multiuser ERP application running on a CentOS 5.5 platform. The hardware is HP ProLiant DL380 G6. This has been a stable system for the past year, but there have been problems over the past ...
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What can I do when my webserver (Apache/2.2.3 on Centos 5.5) takes longer than 10 seconds to respond to a nagios web request on port 80

Hyperic says there is a zombie process around the same time. How can I figure out what process it is and go from there? It usually happens every day between Midnight and 1AM, but it has occured ...
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How do you free up a port being held open by dead process?

A colleague of mine recently ran into a problem where a process that had supposedly died was still bound to a network port, preventing other processes from binding to that port. Specifically, netstat ...
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Why would VMWare to go defunct? How to recover from/prevent it?

I am running VMWare Server 2.0.2 (Build 203138) on a dual core Intel i5 with Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS system (kernel 2.6.32-22-server #33-Ubuntu SMP). Disk Subsystem is a software RAID5 array. The ...
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How do hackers really achieve “anonymity”?

I asked if proxies really provide anonymity, and would like to know how hackers do it when they try to attack government websites and such. They hack PCs making them zombies and them controlling ...
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init never reaping zombie/defunct processes

On my Fedora Core 9 webserver with kernel 2.6.18.8, init isn't reaping zombie processes. This would be bearable if it wasn't for the process table eventually reaching an upper limit where no new ...
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Suse 10: svnserve exit with signal 11 and hangs

We are using svn (1.6.3)+sasl integration. After installationon on Suse 10.x (64 bits) I found that svnserve hanged sessions ("ps ax" shows more and more hanged svnserve processes). Xinetd logs ...
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What is a zombie process and how do I kill it?

Virtual Shotguns?