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SubjectRe: unkillable process
On 14 Oct 2004 08:26:08 -0400, Johan Kullstam <kullstj-ml@comcast.net> wrote:
> Albert Cahalan <albert@users.sf.net> writes:
>
> > It's really bad when a task group leader exits.
> > The process becomes unkillable.
>
> I have been having zombie problems since 2.6.9-rc1. I run a boinc
> climateprediction program (related to seti@home) which leaves defunct
> "cp" processes about. Killing the climatepredictor (called
> hadsm3um_4.03_i686-pc-linux-gnu) which spawns them causes these zombie
> cp things to get reaped.

I believe this is not related. Just a bug in the program missing
SIGCHLD and not calling waitpid.
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