Too many 'defunct' processes appearing on Linux Inventory Only Agents

  • 7012384
  • 08-May-2013
  • 08-Nov-2013

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Inventory

Situation

On linux devices, the ZCM Inventory Only Agent generates too many 'defunct' processes, which do not clean up and increase in number over time.

Resolution

This is fixed in version 11.2.4 - see KB 7012027 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7012027

Workaround: If it is not possible to upgrade to ZCM 11.2.4 at this time, in the interim Novell has made a patch available for testing, as part of a Monthly patch update: it can be obtained at https://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=s5zcEae9xcI~ as "ZCM 11.2.3a Monthly Update 1 - see TID 7012025". This update should only be applied if the symptoms above are being experienced, and are causing problems.

Please report any problems encountered when using this Patch, by using the feedback link on this TID.

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