Killing Zombie Processes on Linux

You can’t kill zombie processes by sending them “kill -9” directly. Because zombies are already dead! So its better to kill their “parent” process, unless inits init process. Run following command… ps -el | grep Z Look for PPID F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD 5 Z […]

PHP5.4, Imagemagick & Pecl Installation [Ubuntu]

After upgrading to PHP 5.4.x, by using source compilation method, I realised our PHP was missing imagemagick extension. ImageMagick is replacement for php’s default GD library which WordPress uses for creating thumbnails on the fly. Using ImageMagick WordPress plugin, you can tell WordPress to use ImageMagick rather than PHP’s default GD library. But for this to […]