Zombie processes ...

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Thu Mar 9 01:15:05 UTC 2006

On Wed, 8 Mar 2006, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Marc G Fournier <scrappy at hub.org> writes:
>> Two questions ... first, what is the [11498] in the log file:
>> Mar  8 20:43:03 news nnrpd[11498]: SERVER perl filtering enabled
>> I would have thought it was PID, but if I do a grep for, say, 3277 in
>> the log file, it doesn't return anything:
> It is the PID.
>> %grep 3277 /var/log/news/news.notice
>> %
> Could that nnrpd be so old that it's in the previous day's news.notice?

'k, you are correct, which brought forward another issue, in that my cron 
was running news.daily 4 hours earlier then I was expecting ... *that* was 
due to my changing localtime a little while ago without restarting the 
vServer ... so, I've restarted the vServer, and will keep an eye on it now 
and see if it cause the problem again ...

> The relevant code is PROCreap in innd/proc.c.  You might want to add 
> some sort of logging to that function to see if (a) it ever gets called 
> and (b) if it does, what it thinks it's doing when it does get called.

'k, will monitor and look into this next ... thanks ...

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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