how to kill defunct pid without rebooting the server

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Splunkd instance is not running bcz of multiple defunct pid are created, even we are killing the PIDs splunk is not working.Please help me out how to kill and start splunk.

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Hi raghu_vedic,
Facing the same problem, can you please provide the solution or work around you did to overcome this issue.

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Here is the documentation for starting/stopping Splunk.

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