unkillable zombies from using gdb and kernel 2.4.15 and higher?
michdaen at iiic.ethz.ch
Tue Dec 11 07:55:41 EST 2001
On Mon, 2001-12-10 at 21:20, Gabriel Paubert wrote:
> 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.
So how often does it do that? Can it be beaten into submission? :)
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast
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