Bug#325600: libc6.1: Threads remain <defunct> on Alpha with libc6. 2.3.5-4
Is there a simple way to reinstall the sarge(stable) libc6.1 again on
an testing system and prevent apt-get from updating it (very
important - I never found out how to prevent apt-get from updating
specific packages that should stay unchanged - any apt.conf
directive)? Which .debs must be installed from sarge again?
My alpha machine is completely useless with this bug because for
example the "gnome cups icon" creates a thread every 15 seconds.
After a hour you have 240 processes hanging around. With every zombie
process it gets slower and kernel uses more memory. This applies also
to amule and mysqld.
Normally this machine runs all the time and runs some x11
applications in the gnome desktop (e.g. amule). This is not possible
anymore because of the zombification of the processes.