[cvsnt-dev] Re: cvs import broke in on gentoo/gnu/linux

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Sun Jul 23 13:15:59 UTC 2006

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Tony Hoyle wrote:
> It should happen automatically to zombies providing it's doing wait() on
> its children.
> zombie processes on unix are pretty rare normally... usually due to some
> kind of bug in the parent process.

The cvs process doesn't becomes a true zombie... it seems to be stuck
waiting for an IO event (even though the peer has closed the connection).
Given that glibc is throwing an error, its probably in some weird
condition... kill -9 <pid> seems to be the only sensible thing to do.

David Somers

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