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SubjectRe: is killing zombies possible w/o a reboot?
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bert hubert <ahu@ds9a.nl> 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().

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Måns Rullgård
mru@inprovide.com

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