Paul Goyette <paul%vps1.whooppee.com@localhost> writes: > On Thu, 24 Sep 2015, Gary Duzan wrote: > Yup, my zombie's parent PPID==1 > >> If init is really its parent, check its "ps axl" output and >> check its WCHAN. If it isn't "wait", maybe run "ktruss -p 1" to >> get an idea of what it is doing instead of wait*() calls. > > See ps output above; init's WCHAN==wait > > So no clue on why it's not getting around to reaping child 27237. I would try sending init a HUP, which should rescan /etc/ttys and not really do anything. But it will then call wait(2) again, and if there was a glitch where init was already in wait and the offending process's transition to zombie and ppid==1 didn't cause a wakeup, then it may resolve.
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