Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 356431
kernel process cleaup issue
Last modified: 2008-05-01 18:40:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Killed processes gets removed after 2-3 minutes
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 3 with all updates
It is not always but happens if there are threaded application mostly
Steps to Reproduce:
1. kill any threaded application
2. use ps --forest to look for the process id
You will find those running or locked process, and then wait for 2-3 minutes
and again run ps, you will find thoses processes gets killed.
As soon as you run kill -9 $pid, those processes should get killed immidiately.
RHEL3 is no longer in active developement. Only critical security and bug fixes
will be considered for inclusion.
If the processes/threads are *never* reaped, that would be a bug. A delay in
reaping is not.