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Old 04-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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zombie process

Hai to all,

Please can anyone explain briefly about zombie and its use or action
Old 04-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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those are processes which got "stuck" and usually do not respond to any signal

they can be safely ignored
the only danger is in their numbers as they might prevent new processes to spawn

you need to reboot the system to get rid of them

this is also a good explanation
Old 04-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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In simple words, zombie or defunct processes are like orphans, whose parant process is no more existing. A reboot of your system will kill the zombie processes.

Read more here.

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