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Re: FC6: pestered by zombies



On Fri, 2007-01-05 at 12:50 +0100, Alexander Volovics wrote:
> D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> > One way of finding out process relationships is to run this command in a
> > very wide xterm window:
> >   ps laxgwf | less
> 
> Colin Brace wrote:
> > The "pstree" command will let you see the parentage of processes,
> > including zombies.
> 
> Thanks for the replies (and for waking me up).
> 
> I have probably been reading the 'ps' manpage while sleeping and I
> had completely forgotten about 'pstree'. (I also managed to miss the
> option to show dependencies in "System->Administration->System Monitor").
> 
> The culprit in my case is 'escd' from the 'esc-1.0.0-16.fc6' package.
> It spawns a 'netstat' child everytime and seems to fail to 'reap' them
> when closing.
> 
> Maybe I should report this as a "buglet"?

Well, zombies aren't "buglets" they are full fledged _bugs_, in most
cases indicating a severe bug/deficiency a program is suffering from.

Ralf





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