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SubjectRe: is killing zombies possible w/o a reboot?
bert hubert <> writes:

> On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 07:51:39AM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> But I'd tried to run gnomeradio earlier to listen to the elections,
> Depressing enough.
>> I'd tried to kill the zombie earlier but couldn't.
>> Isn't there some way to clean up a &^$#^#@)_ zombie?
> Kill the parent, is the only (portable) way.

Perhaps not as portable, but another possible, though slightly
complicated, way is to ptrace the parent and force it to wait().

Måns Rullgård

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