[Orca-users] Re: Orca and defunct processes on Solaris 8 [Sparc]

Blair Zajac blair at gps.caltech.edu
Fri Aug 17 10:12:47 PDT 2001


Which systems are you seeing the defunct processes on?  I'm guessing
its the host running Orca itself and not the hosts running orcallator.
Is this correct?

I'm guessing that you have compressed orcallator output files that
Orca is reading via zcat or bzcat and its not cleaning them up.

Which version of Perl and Orca are you using?  The newer versions may
handle this better?


David Moore wrote:
> Hi..
>      I'm running an Orca configuration with around 20 Solaris 7 / 8
> clients
>      [all Sparc].
>      The orca server process runs on a Solaris 8 box.
>      The orca / orcallator.se processes seem to be generating large
> numbers
> of
>      defunct processes [around 20 per day current average.]
>      The number of defunct processes I'm finding seems to be gradually
> increasing.
>      Is this a known problem on Solaris, and does anyone have a
> solution
> other than
>      running a cron job to kill and restart orca / orcallator.se to
> hose
> the defunct processes.
>     Thanks  in advance.
>     Dave Moore.
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