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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Has anyone experienced defunct processes that were spawned from their oracle processes on a Unix machine? If so, why are they are and is there anything that can be done to get rid of them? We have this happen pretty often. We are running 8.1.7 on AIX 4.3.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Paris, France
    I have experienced zombie processes after a connection has been lost (for example violent shutdown of SQL*Plus on the client box), you can try to kill -9 these processes, nevertheless I saw some of them staying even after a kill -9, so ...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2001
    San Francisco, California
    I have posted a reply for this elsewhere in the forum. Do a search on runaway unix processes.

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