kern/72979: unkillable process(es) stuck in `STOP' state

David Xu davidxu at
Fri Nov 11 01:30:48 PST 2005

David Xu wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR kern/72979; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: David Xu <davidxu at>
> To: bug-followup at, mi at
> Cc:  
> Subject: Re: kern/72979: unkillable process(es) stuck in `STOP' state
> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 17:10:33 +0800
>  You should find and kill zoombie process's parent process, if the parent 
>  process is also a zoombie, you should find its grandfather, ...
>  it is a UNIX behavior that you can not kill a zoombie process, but
>  should kill its ancestor. I would think that you have encoutered
>  some buggy programs which forgot to recycle its children.
>  David Xu
Sorry, I am obviously reading some out-of-date text, please ignore it.

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