I’m seeing quite a lot of zombie scan processes:
# ps auxwww|fgrep "openvassd" | fgrep -c -v defunct
# ps auxwww|fgrep "openvassd" | fgrep -c defunct
Is there an easy way of finding out what kind of scan operation causes these zombie processes?
i see a lot of zombie processes as well, i’m using more than 20 ip-addresses. I tried to use on target with the set of ip-addresses and a set of targets with one ip-address per target.
The situation in master should be improved with the following PR.
A Backport to GVM-10 seems to be outstanding, if this improves the situation you could add your feedback to it:
For me the zombies occur only if I scan too many hosts at the same time. As workaround I set “Maximum concurrently scanned hosts” to 5 for every task. Than I am able to scan larger IP ranges without hanging processes.
The following PR might improve the situation as well, feedback to the development team could be given there:
A backport to openvas-6 is open as well:
Another PR related to Zombie processes was merged a few days ago in: