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Stubborn Processes

On Sunday 20 July 2003 10:23 am, markw at wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 10:00:23AM -0400, markw at wrote:
> >> 
> >> >> My question is how can it be that root cannot kill a process?  
> >> 
> >> If root can not kill a process, that means the process is in a
> >> condition in which it can not be killed. (Nice reasoning huh?)
> >> 
> >> Actually, the only time I have seen this is when a process is hung in
> >> a device driver.
> > 
> > Or zombie processes.
> >
> Well, OK, but those can be killed if you kill the parent. Whit is
> interesting is if you have a Zombie who's parent is locked in a driver. 

I thought part of the definition of a zombie process was that it became 
disassociated from it's parent.

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