Defunct Processes created by database background processes (Doc ID 1625799.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 08-Jul-2016***

Goal

- See defunct processes where the parent process was an Oracle Database background process.  For example the 'ps' listing shows :

oracle     5216   6848  0 Jan18 ?        00:00:00 [sh] <defunct>
oracle     6753   8133  0 Jan18 ?        00:00:00 [sh] <defunct>

- In the above example, PID 5216 is the parent process.

Solution

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