I have a few applications defined on the Wowza server as in the image below:
I have many stream files defined in [wowza-install-dir]/content folder. Some of the resources defined in the streams are down sometimes. So, when I start to receive a stream that defines a resource not currently available, then I stop that stream, there are some application instances that "hang" (as it is visible in the image). This happens either when I manually start/stop those streams from the web interface or when I start/stop them from an application built by me. I thought it is a bug in my applications but it is actually Wowza default behaviour.
The number of such "hanging" application instances could grow big over time and I don't see any way to (manually) stop them, unless I restart Wowza (which is not nice).
My questions are:
1. How bad is to live them there? Do they eat up the server resources?
2. Is there any way to stop them and "cleanup" everything?