zombie processes


I have a system which is creating a large number of zombie processes.
Does anyone know if QNX will crash/stop working if too many zombie processes are created, or will it automatically remove zombies to prevent stalling the system.


If you have zombies it’s because deatch of child process are not handled properly.

zombies are process that are awaiting for their return code to be fetch by their parent. The OS will not terminate zombie, it will not crash the system, but zoombie do consume resources and you could run out of resources.

Ah, okay thanks.