8.2.3 - maybe a problem

Paul A Vixie vixie at mibh.net
Wed Jul 5 02:33:24 UTC 2000


> Thanks.   That explains the kill(-1, SIGTERM) - it doesn't explain
> how all the zombie proceses are being left around (which for me)
> seems to be the trigger that causes the vfork() to fail in the first
> place (ie: swap running out).  Or if it does, I don't see how.

It doesn't.  I dimly remember a zombie problem on Digital UNIX 3.2.
In any case, the bug Mark fixed depends on waitpid() being called,
so the zombies aren't a result of waitpid() not being called.  In
fact, waitpid() is returning -1 -- you might try to find out why.



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