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Re^3: Create zombies on purpose

by eddor1614 (Beadle)
on Mar 17, 2011 at 15:30 UTC ( #893791=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Create zombies on purpose

Of course, I was doing it right, but when perl exits, the Zombies disappears. So I was wrong. Thank you! Any way of leaving the zombies after the parent exits?

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Re^4: Create zombies on purpose
by happy.barney (Friar) on Mar 17, 2011 at 15:37 UTC
    Simplified: if process exits, all its children are turned to be children of process 1 (init) and that it will wait.
    You can for example replace <> with kill STOP => $$ but than it will be good to have possibility to terminate that process.
Re^4: Create zombies on purpose
by cdarke (Prior) on Mar 17, 2011 at 16:32 UTC
    No, because they are not zombies then, they are orphans.

    Anyway, a zombie is a process that has finished - it is only there to allow the parent to pick-up its exit code, there is almost nothing left of the original process (if memory serves me right, a zombie is only a couple of pages on Linux).

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