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apache wordpress and zombies (7 posts)

  1. aroundmyroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I installed 2.04 WP on the server (Centos with Bluequartz) for me and my customers .. but suddenly ....

    httpd is showing me a lot of zombies the last 2 or 3 days
    when checking with ps -aux I see apache ........ "[host] <defunct>"
    checking pstree -lp I see that httpd is creating them

    httpd is |-httpd(9773)-+-host(10896)
    | | |-host(10966)
    | | |-host(11015)
    | | |-host(11117)
    | | |-host(11518)
    | | |-host(11591)
    | | |-host(11709)
    | | |-host(11873)

    etc...

    top shows me:
    382 zombie processes at this time.

    Of course I can restart the httpd process (which is does itself every night) to solve it, but I want to see the cause and why it's happening ..

    I want to know; what are zombies, what are they doing and does it hurt?

    if it's not something okay how to get rid of it ?

    It probably due to 'Wordpress Weblog' software as I see the live - hits an checking the zombie counting with TOP
    and right now the server is hit by GoogleBot ..
    so with every hit a zombie proces is created ..

    Can anyone else confirm/verify etc?

    Thanks
    Dennis

  2. aroundmyroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just discovered that the visit of Google-Bot is creating a lot of Zombies on the Linux machine when indexing the archives ...

    Anyone?

  3. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "centos zombies" Google search revealed (first result):
    http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2005-December/057678.html

  4. aroundmyroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oh it's not that I cannot solve the zombies to disappear
    /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart does the job

    but zombies should not be there. When Googling they say it's bad programming / bad software ..

    There must be something inside WordPress that reacts on (probably requests on Googlebots / Yahoo-bots or any bot)

    http://www.xxxxxx.com 72.30.215.145 - - [10/Aug/2006:14:22:56 +0200] "GET /playground/2006/08/04/css-troubles/ HTTP/1.0" 200 33150 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp; http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/ysearch/slurp)"

    http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com 213.219.170.12 - - [10/Aug/2006:14:32:02 +0200] "GET /playground/2005/08/ HTTP/1.0" 200 48109 "-" "NutchCVS/0.8-dev (Nutch; http://lucene.apache.org/nutch/bot.html; nutch-agent@lucene.apache.org)"

    and here it's just creating a zombie within Linux ..
    and that's someting I want to know. Why is it happening and how to prevent it from happening.
    It's something in WordPress.

  5. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The link wasn't about killing zombies, it was about finding parents. Ah well...

    It's something in WordPress.

    Then you're in the wrong place. Report bugs here.

  6. aroundmyroom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I will report the 'bug' ..
    Temp solution found through irc wordpress

    http://www.aroundmyroom.com/playground/2006/08/10/zombies-httpd-wordpress-archives-exec-php/

  7. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please post a link to the bug report here when you get a chance...

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