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Old 08-15-2003, 08:17 PM   #1
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Top & defunct


What does <defunct> mean in top ?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:11 PM   #2
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A defunct process is one that has died but the parent is not yet aware of the loss. It's still listed in the process table.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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ok .. But if parent died, the child process is dead immideately. Right?
 
  


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