find out zombie process

ps aux | awk '{ print $8 " " $2 " " $11}' | grep -w Z
8~osstat, $2~pid, $11~cmd

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By: liupeng
2009-02-06 02:38:20

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  • You cannot kill zombies, as they are already dead. But if you have too many zombies then kill parent process or restart service. You can kill zombie process using PID obtained from the above command. For example kill zombie proces having PID 4104: # kill -9 4104 Please note that kill -9 does not guarantee to kill a zombie process.


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    kill -HUP `ps -A -ostat,ppid,pid,cmd | grep -e '^[Zz]' | awk '{print $2}'`
    liupeng · 2009-02-06 02:42:14 0

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