Originally Posted by knc1
Well, that would be closer to true if the device was running swap.
but it isn't.
Since the device's normal use is sleep/resume - those zombies will eventually fill all memory.
Without swap, the VMM has no place to put them to free the ram.
I don't agree. Zombie processes don't occupy any resources. They only exist in process table. The only risk would be that they would eventually eat up all PIDs, but on Kindle it would take a lot of time. Maximum number of processes is 32768 in this case and there are less then 100 processes running on kindle. This is a big buffer to fill
COMMAND RSS %CPU VSZ SZ
kterm <defunct> 0 0.0 0 0
usbne <defunct> 0 0.0 0 0