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Dozens of zombie opera_autoupdate processes all the time

  • I have been noticing lots of zombie opera_autoupdate processes on my Mac lately. Why don't these exit after checking for updates? Restarting Opera kills them all, but they just start coming back again...

    Opera 72.0.3815.400 on MacOS 10.15.7

      501  4840  4032   0 Fri01PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501  5005  4032   0 Fri02PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501  8320  4032   0 Fri06PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501  9679  4032   0 Fri09PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 11117  4032   0 Fri11PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 11144  4032   0 Fri11PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 11961  4032   0 Sat03PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 12853  4032   0 Sat05PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 14031  4032   0 Sat06PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 15223  4032   0 Sat09PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 15329  4032   0 Sat11PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 15981  4032   0 Sun11AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 17226  4032   0 Sun12PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 18104  4032   0 Sun01PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 18360  4032   0 Sun01PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 19586  4032   0 Sun03PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 20311  4032   0 Sun04PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 20845  4032   0 Sun05PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 20879  4032   0 Sun05PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 22780  4032   0 Sun09PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 23748  4032   0 Sun11PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 23764  4032   0 Sun11PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 26983  4032   0 Mon08AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 28227  4032   0 Mon09AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 28795  4032   0 Mon10AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 29276  4032   0 Mon11AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 29583  4032   0 Mon11AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 30882  4032   0 Mon12PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 31063  4032   0 Mon12PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 31284  4032   0 Mon01PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 31594  4032   0 Mon01PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 31875  4032   0 Mon01PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 33228  4032   0 Mon02PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 33776  4032   0 Mon03PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 33973  4032   0 Mon04PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 34262  4032   0 Mon04PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 34797  4032   0 Mon05PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 35431  4032   0 Mon05PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 36757  4032   0 Mon08PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 37031  4032   0 Mon08PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 39421  4032   0 11:48PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 39437  4032   0 11:49PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 40137  4032   0  9:16AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 41124  4032   0 10:10AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 41412  4032   0 10:30AM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 42702  4032   0 12:32PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 43283  4032   0 12:45PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 43426  4032   0  1:04PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 43526  4032   0  1:18PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 46081  4032   0  4:37PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 46284  4032   0  4:58PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 46972  4032   0  6:05PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 47105  4032   0  6:30PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
      501 47212  4032   0  7:24PM ??         0:00.00 (opera_autoupdate)
    
  • The main Opera process has been running about 2 weeks now, and I have 196 opera_autoupdate processes running. Has nobody else ever seen this before?