unkillable zombies from using gdb and kernel 2.4.15 and higher?

Gabriel Paubert paubert at iram.es
Tue Dec 11 07:20:03 EST 2001

On 10 Dec 2001, Michel [ISO-8859-1] Dänzer wrote:

> On Mon, 2001-12-10 at 15:11, Kevin Hendricks wrote:
> > So these zombies are ignoring kill -9  signals which I thought was a big
> > no-no?
> Zombies are dead, they don't get more dead if you kill them. ;)
> AFAIR zombies have died but are waiting for their return value to be
> read out of the process table. I'd like to know myself how that can
> happen when their parents are gone...

They are reparented to init. One of init tasks is to reap all
processes who lose their parents.


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