Linked by David Adams on Thu 2nd Oct 2008 17:40 UTC
Linux The Linux Kernel version 2.6.25 introduces a new Linux process sleeping state, TASK_KILLABLE: If a process is sleeping killably in this new state, it works like TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE with the bonus that it can respond to fatal signals. This feature is generally an improvement over the existing options -- after all, it is another way to keep from getting stuck with dead processes.
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Comment by Elektronkind
by Elektronkind on Thu 2nd Oct 2008 18:58 UTC
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In Solaris you can just use the preap command to nail a zombie. Seems like that would have been a better approach for Linux.

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