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Bug #14

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zombie processes waiting for a lock, smth to worry about?

Added by skrueger about 16 years ago. Updated over 15 years ago.

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Description

hi folks,

sometimes sysctl or fstat just stop and end up as a zombie process

% ps
PID TT STAT TIME COMMAND
81 #C1 SL 0:00.04 _su -m (csh)
40884 #C1 IWL 0:00.00 sysctl
41510 #C1 DWL 0:00.00 sh -c /usr/bin/fstat > /dev/null 2>&1
41513 #C1 ZL 0:00.00 /usr/bin/fstat
53544 #C1 IWL 0:00.00 sysctl
53549 #C1 IWL 0:00.00 sysctl
53647 #C1 DL 0:00.01 sh -c /usr/bin/fstat > /dev/null 2>&1
53648 #C1 ZL 0:00.00 /usr/bin/fstat
53651 #C1 DL 0:00.02 sh -c /usr/bin/fstat > /dev/null 2>&1
53654 #C1 ZL 0:00.00 /usr/bin/fstat
57387 #C1 R1L+ 0:00.01 ps

I can't kill them, even with kill -9

so my question is, ignore them or is smth broken?

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