Unanswered: db2fmcd and db2 defunct processes on AIX
We are running a v8 DB2 client FP2 on AIX 5.1. We notice the db2fmcd process running on the server and with our client we see a bunch of defunct processes owned by the db2 client id, however the parent process is the db2fmcd process.
From the documentation I found the db2fmcd is the following:
db2fmd The fault monitor daemon process that is started for every instance of DB2 that is monitored by the fault monitor. It is monitored by the coordinator daemon (db2fmcd), so if you kill the db2fmd process, db2fmcd will bring it back up. UNIX
Is the above process necessary? or how do I stop all the defunct processes from appearing?