[Libvir] Zombie KVMs?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Apr 8 17:25:44 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 05:51:46PM +0100, Henri Cook wrote:
> Does anyone ever see:
> root     18628  3.2  0.0      0     0 ?        Z    17:30   0:40  \_
> [kvm] <defunct>
> Zombie copies of KVM under libvirtd? They're unkillable (without
> restarting libvirtd) - although libvirt all still functions as normal

I think I have seen this happen once or twice.  If you find a method
to reproduce it reliably, definitely file a bug.


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat  http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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