Bug 356431 - kernel process cleaup issue
kernel process cleaup issue
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2007-10-29 10:01 EDT by Rajdeep Sengupta
Modified: 2008-05-01 18:40 EDT (History)
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Description Rajdeep Sengupta 2007-10-29 10:01:28 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

How reproducible:
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
Actual results:

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.

Expected results:
As soon as you run kill -9 $pid, those processes should get killed immidiately.

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Comment 1 Don Howard 2008-05-01 18:40:08 EDT
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.

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