Ok there is example of problem:
$ ps ax | grep mplayer
12867 ? D 0:01 [mplayer]
12868 ? Z 0:00 [mplayer] <defunct>
in the pstree process init is parent of mplayer 12867 and it is parent of mplayer<defunct> 12868 .
I can't kill 12867 or kill -9 12867 (the parent) of kill 12868 or kill -9 12868 - the zombie
What can I do in this case. I got my audio stuck playing short sequence of music.
My audio is stuck... and I can't run any other audio application.
I can't kill init process I assume
After trying to do something.... I've run xmms - it got stuck...
tryed ro run totem.... the annoying constant musiic sequence had stopped and totem start playing... and mplayer exited by itself...
What is going on here? Can somone explaing what is it and why I can't kill a process?
The situation is quite easy to recreate... if someone have any ideas how to debug this or solve... you are wellcome.