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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:
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    >> 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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