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

    > Hi all :)
    > * Måns Rullgård <> dixit:
    >> >> 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().
    > Or write a little program that just 'wait()'s for the specified
    > PID's. That is perfectly portable IMHO. But I must admit that the
    > preferred way should be killing the parent. 'init' will reap the
    > children after that.

    You can only wait() for your own children.

    Måns Rullgård
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