Multiple "mboxutil -d -f" Running After Performing Ctrl-Z (Doc ID 2155998.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 7.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The following command was run:

$ mboxutil -d -f orphans
delete user/user2/INBOX
^Z
[4]+ Stopped mboxutil -d -f orphans

The ps -ef command shows that the process still exists:

$ ps -ef|grep mbox
imsadmin 15387 2542 0 04:25:12 pts/1 0:00 mboxutil -d -f orphans
imsadmin 17897 23759 0 11:33:28 pts/6 0:00 grep mbox
imsadmin 21278 2542 0 05:49:21 pts/1 0:00 mboxutil -d -f orphans
imsadmin 16912 2542 0 04:27:06 pts/1 0:00 mboxutil -d -f orphans
imsadmin 3401 2542 0 04:09:38 pts/1 0:41 mboxutil -d -f orphans

A truss of the PID of the process shows there are 4 processes that are all stopped by signal #24:

$ truss -p 15387
/4: Stopped by signal #24, SIGTSTP, in lwp_park()
/2: Stopped by signal #24, SIGTSTP, in pollsys()
/3: Stopped by signal #24, SIGTSTP, in pollsys()
/1: Stopped by signal #24, SIGTSTP, in lwp_cond_wait()

Will these processes remain until the Messaging Server is restarted?

This problem arose when an initial mboxutil was stopped via Ctrl-Z.  Is there a need to kill these off and could they cause problems?
 

Solution

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