How To Kill Defunct Or Zombie Process?


A “defunct” processes is also known as a “zombie” processes. A Zombie process is referred as dead process which is receding on your system though its completed executing. In one shot we can say its a dead processes which is still in RAM. This process will be in your process table and consuming your memory. Having more defunct process will consume your memory which intern slows your system. We have to kill the defunct process in order to free RAM and make system stable.

How to find a defunct process?

#ps -ef grep | defunct

How can I kill a defunct process?

kill -9 pid (defunct) or worst case reboot the server.

 

 

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