Bug #201

/etc/cron.daily/9999zombie doesn't work on Debian systems

Added by Florian Effenberger about 4 years ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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EasyHack, Salt


/etc/cron.daily/9999zombie doesn't work on Debian systems, as the landscape package doesn't exist
A different approach for detecting need for zombie kill is required


#1 Updated by Alexander Werner over 3 years ago

See Use checkrestart from debian-goodies or check for /var/run/reboot-required.

#2 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#3 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years ago

As for zombies, this should do:

ps auxw | grep defunct

And for killing them (not tried, out of my head):

ps auxw | grep defunct | awk {'print $5'} | xargs kill -9

#4 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years ago

My bad:

ps auxw | grep defunct | awk {'print $5'} | -> then ps xal | grep for that, then kill -9 what ps xal yields (or somesuch :)

#5 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

Nothing urgent, releasing for the public, some task for volunteers to get involved IMHO

#6 Updated by Alexander Werner about 3 years ago

  • Tags EasyHack, Salt added

#7 Updated by Florian Effenberger almost 3 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Alexander Werner)

Releasing that into the general public queue - not critical at all, and a nice EasyHack indeed, as zombie detection can also be done by different means (landscape-common is not available on Debian, at least not from the default repos)

#8 Updated by Guilhem Moulin 4 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Guilhem Moulin
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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