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    SubjectRe: is killing zombies possible w/o a reboot?
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    Gene Heskett <gheskett@wdtv.com> writes:

    > On Wednesday 03 November 2004 14:03, Måns Rullgård wrote:

    >>
    >>That's because its parent was still sitting around refusing to
    >> wait() for them.
    >
    > Define 'parent' when it was a click on the apps icon on the xwindow
    > screen that started it, please.

    Whichever process called fork() to create the app process is the
    parent. Sounds like it's some component of the desktop environment.

    -Doug
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