Cron script causing defunct processes

Chladek, Dave Dave.Chladek at
Thu Aug 22 10:39:36 EDT 2002

Hello,  I have Sudo on an AIX 4.3.3 system.  I have a single script
setup to use sudo to start or stop a dmi listener as another user in the
background.  Recently the script is causing one or two defunct process to be
created when it is executed as a cron or as a shell script.  The defunct
process go away after using the script to stop the listener.  Starting the
listener by itself, as the appropriate user, does not create the defunct
process's.  Any ideas???


Dave Chladek
UNIX Systems Administrator
North Harris Montgomery Community College District
250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E.    Suite 105B
Houston, Tx 77060-2000
Tel:  281-260-3527  Fax:  281-260-3101
Email: dave at 

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