I have A LOT of defunct 'sh' processes running.
When I execute this command, to count them:
ps -ax | grep sh | wc -l
It says I've got 2655 at the moment. Do they use up any system resources?
I have no idea where they're coming from, this is the only data the ps command gives me:
32637 ? Z 0:00 [sh] <defunct>
Does anyone know how to stop this from happening, and how to kill these processes?