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Rambo_1
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dead process

Hi
I found some process whit a "dead" status when I used TOP utility to check. such as:
How to restart them ?
emory: Real: 100M/290M act/tot Virtual: 2048M use/tot Free: 133M


PID USERNAME PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME CPU COMMAND
10967 root 49 0 4224K 1261K run 0:05 6.60% sam
10971 root 49 0 4224K 1228K run 0:03 6.60% vi
10974 root 48 0 4232K 393K run 0:02 6.40% top
10966 root 0 0 dead 0.00%
10972 root 48 0 7888K 172K run 0:03 5.30% dtscreen
10970 root 0 0 dead 0.00%
10864 das 44 0 9360K 679K run 1:04 3.60% collector_bel
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Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor
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Re: dead process

Rambo,

sometimes top displays a process which is in the process of dying. There is nothing you can do about that and it is a normal part of process' life. Create,exist,die,vanish.
Depending on how busy the system is it may take longer to disappear.

greeings,

Michael
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: dead process

Hi,

I think top utility displays the "zombie" (defunct) processes as "dead". "Getting rid of defunct processes" topic in this forum has some info on the subject.

rgds,
blv
Ross Minkov
Esteemed Contributor

Re: dead process