Bug 11171 - INIT zombi process!
Summary: INIT zombi process!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: SysVinit
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-05-02 09:04 UTC by jedi
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-07-22 21:58:24 UTC

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Description jedi 2000-05-02 09:04:22 UTC
I just discovered a serious bug.

My INIT got zombied after about 5 days of uptime..The machine itself works
fine except I got a constant load average of 1,00-2,00. also there is a
LOT of zombie processes..right now its over 80 at least..total 175
processes. Way 2 much. Havent discovered this before until the install of
RH 6.2. And you are unable to reboot via consolecommand..You must do a
hard reboot to fix this :(.
lots of named zombies too.  All screens and everything just died and are
zombies. Well..hopefully you know about this and fix it

//Johnny Vstberg

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-26 11:47:04 UTC
This almost certainly has to do with something else such as a deadlocked kernel,
or memory
problems of some sort, rather than SysVinit code itself.

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