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    top" zombie count in hundreds; defunct processes

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    The "top" command has a zombie count in the hundreds, corresponding to hundreds of defunct processes like this:

    aleph 29139 24223 0 - ? 0:02 <defunct>

    When these processes are killed, others continue to be created.

    KB# 8192-775 describes some rep_change's which can help with this.

    In one case, a check of the aleph www_server log showed hundreds of messages like this:

    license_check [err]: License expired on 20061031
    Current date is 20061108
    Error: License check failed, Exiting

    Applying an updated aleph license stopped the generation of the zombie/defunct processes.

    Additional Information

    defunct, zombies

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013