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Re: `who -d' Dead processes

In article <[🔎] 20040920184203.GA2984@balder.anrpg.homeip.net>,
Floris Bruynooghe  <fb102@soton.ac.uk> wrote:
>I had a computer (old PC) running at my student house over the holidays
>and was using it (as I am now) to ssh into and do my normal work etc.
>Just by accident I discovered the `who -d' command and saw I had a
>couple of 100 processes listed that way.  Also they where using up my
>pty's.  Coz I was scared of running out of pty's I rebooted the system
>since then.  But I get again lots of dead processes.

Are you sure those dead processes actually exist ..

who -d doesn't list dead processes. who -d lists empty slots in
the /var/run/utmp file.

"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes
 a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell.

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