Jenkins is spawning many zombie processes in my OpenShift cluster

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  • It appears that an OpenShift Jenkins pod is spinning off zombie processes.
  • Restarting the pod (via a 'oc scale' command) doesn't seem to help, as the zombies gradually grow over the course of a day.


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
    • 3.x

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