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Output of "ps auxw" command on Gaia OS after reboot shows multiple "clishd" processes in state "Z" with "defunct" arguments
Symptoms
  • Output of "ps auxw" command after reboot shows multiple processes in state "Z" (zombie) with "defunct" arguments.

    Example output:

    [Expert@HostName:0]# ps auxw | egrep "USER|defunct"
    USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
    admin     1138  0.0  0.0      0     0 pts/1    Z+   Mar28   0:00 [clishd] <defunct>
    admin     3277  0.0  0.0      0     0 pts/1    Z+   Mar28   0:00 [clishd] <defunct>
    admin     3279  0.0  0.0      0     0 pts/1    Z+   Mar28   0:00 [clishd] <defunct>
    admin     3281  0.0  0.0      0     0 pts/1    Z+   Mar28   0:00 [clishd] <defunct>
    admin     3291  0.0  0.0      0     0 pts/1    Z+   Mar28   0:00 [clishd] <defunct>
    ... ... ...
    
Cause

The SIGCHLD and SIGHUP signals might not be caught properly.


Solution
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