2.7 beta 1

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Apr 12 18:39:33 CEST 2010

On 4/12/2010 1:57 AM, Mensanator wrote:
> Likewise, I usually don't shut down
> when I leave work, so I can't allow orphaned processes to accumulate
> eating up CPU and memory.

So don't.

Orphaned processes only accumulate when you use Restart Shell to abandon 
a process stuck in an infinite loop. I personally very seldom do that. 
Otherwise, the old process dies in a few seconds and the number of 
pythonw processes drops back down from 3 to the normal 2.

As I already said, either roboot or use TaskManager to kill such 
zombies. When I had a unix desktop machine, I routinely used the command 
line equivalents ps (process status) and kill to do the same thing.

Terry Jan Reedy

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