If I understand it correctly, having one zombie process running is not
much to worry about. It does not consume memory anymore. It only uses
one entry in the process table. So if you have 1 zombie, you only have
one process ID less available to start new processes. Unless you're
running thousands of processes and can't start new ones because no PID
is left, having one zombie is no problem at all. Of course these things
should be fixed, because if all programs leave zombies behind this might
become a problem.

Have a heart for that poor zombie process and just wait for oneiric to
hunt it to death ;-)

(Please correct me if I am wrong.)

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Title:
  Session starting with a zeitgeist-datahub zombie process

Status in Zeitgeist Framework:
  Fix Released
Status in Zeitgeist Datahub:
  Invalid
Status in “zeitgeist” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: zeitgeist

  To reproduce, either
  a.) Just start a desktop session
  b.) Kill the zeitgeist-daemon and manually run zeitgeist-datahub

  In both cases 'ps' reveals a zombie process:

  http://paste.ubuntu.com/583545/

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: zeitgeist-core 0.7-1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.36-generic 2.6.38
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Mon Mar 21 23:07:05 2011
  ProcEnviron:
   LANGUAGE=en_US:en
   LANG=en_US.utf8
   SHELL=/bin/bash
  SourcePackage: zeitgeist
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2010-12-08 (103 days ago)

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