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A zombie process is a dead process that has no resources allocated to it, but merely has an entry in the process tree until its parent process finally reaps it and it disappears from view.

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Does Zombie process cause memory shortage? Does it killed by init process eventually?

I have zombie process problem and it's a first time I've met it. So I don't know how to solve this problem and concept. I read some article posed 1 year ago (link) and It said like below: There is ...
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How to make one process to zombie

The question is the title, With one example please show how to make one of the process zombie between all process ?
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rsyslog ommail conf file causing zombie process

I have been trying to set up email alerts on a 12.04 server, but keep running into the same issue whenever I place my email-alert conf file in /etc/rsyslog.d. I've named it 30-email-alerts.conf. Upon ...
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`apt-get upgrade` stalls with zombie `dpkg` - what to do?

During an apt-get upgrade on a server, output stalled and in investigation I found a zombie dpkg process, but the apt-get process still alive. What is the best way to handle this? The dpkg log shows ...
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Why are zombie processes being created upon boot? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 13.04. Recently zombies have started appearing. My processes are: PROCESS CPU INFORMATION chrome 65% Surf the web calculator 10% Calculate ...
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defunct processes and their parent processes

I came across this SO post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/356722/killing-a-defunct-process-on-unix-system "You have killed the process, but a dead process doesn't disappear from the process ...
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How to find a zombie process after reboot?

I take a lot of time trying to connect to a Ubuntu Server, but when I finally did that I got this message: => There is 1 zombie process. I reboot it immediately but now I don't know how to find ...
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Literally 50 SH Zombie processes is system monitor

This bothers me now for a while: I have a huge list of Zombie processes whenever my system runs for a while as you can see in my gnome-system monitor. The list is so long that it is hard to find even ...
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How to find zombie process?

System information as of Fri Mar 9 19:40:01 KST 2012 System load: 0.59 Processes: 167 Usage of /home: 23.0% of 11.00GB Users logged in: 1 Swap usage: 0% ...
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How to get rid of Transmission zombie process? [closed]

Problem: I was downloading a file over Transmission when I noticed that the Transmission window was grayed out and not responding. On clicking it, Ubuntu (10.04) asked to force-close which I did. What ...
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What are zombie processes?

With commands like top and the gui based System Monitor I can see that at the moment I have several zombie processes. What are zombie processes? Do they affect the performance of the system or the ...
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Bootchart zombie process udevadm

Every time I look at the logs from bootchart, I notice a process called udevadm that is mostly coloured as if it is a zombie process. It is accompanied by modprobe, wait-for-root and udevd. They ...
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Is there any way to kill a zombie process without reboot?

Is there any way to kill a zombie process without reboot? Here is how it happened: I want to download a 12GB file using torrent. After adding the .torrent file, transmission turned into a zombie ...