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    SubjectRe: unkillable process
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    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.

    > This is with the 2.6.8-rc1 kernel. I haven't seen
    > any mention of this getting fixed since then.
    > Here's the top of the /proc/*/status file:

    I tried it with 2.6.9-rc3 just now and it doesn't make zombies for
    me.

    climateprediction still makes defunct cp.

    (I fired up 2.6.9-rc4 but it somehow wouldn't load the driver for my
    ethernet 3c59x. That's another issue, but I have no idea if the
    problem has been fixed there since I am stopped by another problem.)

    I skimmed over the changelogs but I have found anything looking like a
    change in this area. I am not sure what the right keyword(s) to
    search for on this topic would be. I didn't grovel through them yet,
    but perhaps someone on the list knows what is going on.

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    Johan KULLSTAM
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