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OMS 10.2 AS Console Creates Large Number of Defunct Processes on Unix (Doc ID 391894.1)

Last updated on MARCH 13, 2020

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Fusion Middleware - Version to
Generic UNIX
Oracle Enterprise Manager - Version: to
The issue does not apply to MS Windows
Checked for relevance on 23-June-2009.


After starting the AS Console:

emctl start iasconsole

a large number of defunct processes are created (e.g. spawned at a rate of one process every 30 seconds).


These may eventually consume so much memory and cpu that the overall performance of the host machine will degrade.

An example defunct process is given below:



The issue only becomes apparent after applying patchset or


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