Init Process Not Reaping in UEK4 Using Ksplice Result in Large Amount of Defunct Processes (Doc ID 2273286.1)

Last updated on JUNE 12, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.7 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The number of defunct per minute was small but it goes up around 3-7 processes per minute.

Defunct process will eventually number into thousands.

Changes

Only seen this problem on this combination:

UEK4 kernel-uek-4.1.12-xx
Ksplice

Cause

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