SUMMARY: defunct processes

From: Van Niekerk, Ronelle (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 07:35:42 CST

Well the consensus on this one is that it can't be done. I'll have to get
the company that wrote the software to come up with a solution to stop the
creation of the defunct processes, oh what fun that's going to be!

thanks to everyone who replied.

Original question:
I am running a third party appliction on Solaris 2.6. Some of the processes
from this application are creating defunct processes. I know one way to kill
these defunct processes is to kill the parent process, but I was wondering
if there is any way of killing the defunct processes without killing the

> Ronelle van Niekerk
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Hardware, n.:
                The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.

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