Here is a shell script example that can be run by cron for automatic killing of “zombie” processes in Linux system:




  1. September 20, 2007  11:28 pm by Hank Reply

    Thanks for the script. Works great. I needed for a Rails reaper, I'm fork/exec for background jobs for a quick and dirty method. Helps alot.

  2. September 21, 2007  5:11 am by artiomix Reply

    Hi Hank,

    Nice to know that! Thanks for commenting :)

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