Re: how to kill a process that is "defunct"?
On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 15:08, François TOURDE <email@example.com> wrote:
> What??? Why killall or reboot?
> The zombie process don't use any resources in general. No need to reboot
> at this point, because nothing is wrong.
If it's running in a shell, then I agree that it is no bother (doesn't
use any memory or CPU). However, if it is a GUI app who's window is
still stuck on the screen, then something ought to be done to get rid
of that window!