Yes we do have a couple Solaris servers around and I had a case of a zombie preventing a user from accessing it. How do I kill those again?
A zombie is the slang identifier for what is called a defunct process. The child processes are gone but the image remains.
How to find them:
ps -ef | grep -i defunt
The preap command is needed to kill it. Find the one that is causing your problem and enter:
It should give you a message with status code 0 to show it worked. You can also verify by entering:
ps -ef | grep 11111
The only thing that should be seen is the grep command.