Zombie Apocalypse On My Server

top - 11:27:57 up 2 days,  2:51,  2 users,  load average: 227.75, 225.36, 224.84
Tasks: 958 total,  72 running, 877 sleeping,   0 stopped,   9 zombie
Cpu(s): 33.1% us, 66.9% sy,  0.0% ni,  0.0% id,  0.0% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
Mem:   4086484k total,  4009724k used,    76760k free,   130860k buffers
Swap:  8388496k total,      136k used,  8388360k free,  3163560k cached

What else can I say, except that it’s a bad scene all around. And for privacy sake and non-disclosure, I can’t really talk about it. In fact, I cannot even kill -9 any of those zombie processes. Plus, I’ve never seen that many of them all at once before. Yes, this server is in one sorry state. So I’ll have to resort to a rare Linux event: a reboot.

How embarassing.


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