this is a very specific question, I am sorry if there is a duplicate somewhere but I haven't been able to find it here or otherwise.
In a server I have a process in state T (Terminated). I know I could use
kill -9 <pid> but in this case the process would end up as a zombie and my sysadmin would complain.
The program is obviously not doing anything but it's bit confusing as this particular process is very resource intensive so that we usually only start one instance. I am aware that the terminated one doesn't do anything but it would be nice to get rid of it. If it is not possible without the system restarting I will have to live with, no problem.