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Re: [opensuse-kernel] A process sits in memory, cannot kill
Am jeu 15 déc 2011 08:17:21 CET schrieb Michal Kubeček <mkubecek@xxxxxxx>:
On Wednesday 14 of December 2011 22:59EN, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:
Did you tried sending SIGKILL to the processes ?

Sending KILL to a zombie doesn't help.

(by default SIGTERM is sent, not SIGKILL) also report a bug against
firefox, it should not do that

The problem is not this process (it's finished now), the problem is its
parent. It should have called waitpid() or similar but it haven't for
some reason. Killing the parent is the way to get rid of the zombie.

Note to self: don't turn my own kids into zombies or let anyone else do so.

--
Jean

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