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Why is Awstats and Exim Running in <defunct> mode?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ozzi4648, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. ozzi4648

    ozzi4648 Guest

    I would like to know why these two processes are running in defunct mode evertime i view top.

    WHM 6.0.0
    Cpanel 6.0.0-S97
    RedHat 7.2
     
  2. dgbaker

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    Defunct is usually the result of the parent process id closing and leaving stranded child processes.

    The causes can be many, for example doing 'kill -9' on parent pid will leave stranded child processes.

    This type of thing can happen on any type of *nix box.
     
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