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when we are creating a process by using fork, if the child process terminates before parent, the child process exists as zombie.. My doubt is when that child process terminates, how come that process exists further and show as a zombie process..can anyone help me to clear about this? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: aarathy
2. Red Hat
Linux redhat 5.5
top shows that i have 20 zombie process :
Tasks: 357 total, 1 running, 336 sleeping, 0 stopped, 20 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.2%us, 0.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 99.5%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 24949400k total, 2363052k used, 22586348k free, 227084k buffers... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: yoavbe
3. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users
What is the overhead associated with zombie process?Is it running out of process-ID?:confused:
Since some information is stored in process table..
Thanks in Advance (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: jois
4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I try to googled it , but I dint get sufficient answer :( ..
When I can see zombie running on server do they consume system resources or not ?
I have read that is not good to kill them with signal 9 cause it might cause more troubles .. why is kill -9 so harmfull?
thanks (2 Replies)
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Is there an equivilant to the preap command in AIX that would allow me to get rid of a zombie process. I am new to AIX, moving over from Solaris and in the past I have been able to preap the pid on the defunct process to clean them up. I have looked around and the best I can see is that it may... (3 Replies)
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6. Shell Programming and Scripting
I need help because I don't know if it is possible to add a find inside a cat.
like I have a file with the pid of the process that use to became zombie. And I have the same pid stored in the var (pid1)
now, I have no clue how to check if the the find finds the pid or even if it's... (2 Replies)
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What is the command to find only the zombie processes??
How to write the code in C to fetch the no. of zombie processes??
Thanx (5 Replies)
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if(child > 0)
the above code will create zombie process,which will be adopted by init as soon as parent process will dies.Can any one gimme a code or an alogrithm to keep this zombie proocess alive even after... (6 Replies)
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9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
How do i kill a zombie process. Is it that only root can kill a zombie process. (8 Replies)
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How can you find a zombie file on the system. I have been in the database side of the system to search for Orphan files removed the orphan files, but still got the zombie file. When you run a top command it says there is a zombie process that is running i would like to find it. How can i do... (5 Replies)
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