Hi all ^_^
Okay, here's the problem:
There's an IBM RS6000 server running AIX 4.3 with Informix database in my workplace. During peak hours, it has about 350 users doing mostly database operations. It has been set up that those users can only log-in the system at one terminal at a time. Due to many reasons (improper disconnection from the system, disrupted connection, etc), some users' processes are hung in the system, eating up system resources, even though they got disconnected.
Thus, our system operators receive a lot of user requests to kill their processes. A shell script is used to kill all processes without a tty(terminal name) belonging to a specified user. Apparantly,
our operators are sick of getting phone calls to kill those dead processes.
So, I want to know if there's a way to have the system automatically kill those garbage
processes. And hopefully it can do it before our users notice it so that we won't have
endless phone calls to answer during peak hours.
Thanks.......... i wonder how many ppl would finish reading this LONG question.. :P