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comment Zombie processes still alive and working fine, but can't be killed?
The zombies are kill -9'ed now, so no more debugging unless it happens again :( (and each time I killed one of the zombies, a port stopped being marked as in use, and stopped responding to requests). Are you implying that a zombie process can have multiple threads, some of which are still alive?
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comment Zombie processes still alive and working fine, but can't be killed?
Yup, that is exactly what a zombie process is supposed to be. But these zombie processes were alive, had TCP ports allocated to them, and were responding with real data when the TCP ports were queried.
Apr
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comment Zombie processes still alive and working fine, but can't be killed?
Do you have any documentation for understanding "orphans may be marked as zombies in the process table"? That would explain these symptoms, but it seems to contradict the definitions of "orphan" and "zombie" :S
Apr
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comment Zombie processes still alive and working fine, but can't be killed?
kill -9 does kill them successfully -- but I'm mostly confused how a zombie process can still be listening on a port and answering requests, since my understanding of zombie processes is that they aren't really alive, they're just process table entries waiting for the parent to collect their exit codes
Apr
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comment Zombie processes still alive and working fine, but can't be killed?
kill -9 does work to kill them -- I guess I hadn't tried that because I tried regular kill to no effect, and then remembered that zombie processes are by definition unkillable so kill -9 couldn't possibly work either. And yet it does... Good to know for upgrading without rebooting, but it still doesn't explain the mystery >_<
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answered how to enable TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 on nginx Debian squeeze?
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comment compiling nginx with page speed error
I don't see any error message in that snippet of output...
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answered When I redirect nginx https non-www -> www, do I need ssl on?
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answered App got press, then servers got owned. I added 8 more servers, STILL too slow
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answered How to organize location directives in nginx config
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comment How to upgrade Nginx?
I expect the whole /usr/local/nginx tree can go if you want to remove it rather than use it. Personally I'd go with the PPA method (see other answer), but if you do want a custom compile then using it from where it is should be fine, just need to specify the full path.
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answered SVN and 'lite' web servers
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answered webserver horrible slow, sometimes incredible fast
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answered Can I pass HTTPS traffic from one port to another?