Unkillable zombie sshd-s?
ivoras at fer.hr
Thu Dec 2 06:06:45 PST 2004
Mark Andrews wrote:
>>Is there a way to find out what has happened and why does the situation
>>occur? (I can't reboot the server for testing)
> You can't kill them because they are already dead. They
> are just holding state so that the parent process can know
> how they died. Once the parent process wait()'s on them
> (or the parent dies) they will disappear.
I knew that (except the bit that they're ukillable by design :) ), but I
was hoping it's a known ssh problem - this is the first time I saw sshd
processes as zombies (and it seems they've been zombies for a long time,
so parents are probably in error).
Can I find out what their parent processes are? (something like
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