[Novalug] killing processes
me at bobcopeland.com
Tue Feb 6 11:07:39 EST 2007
On 2/5/07, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> Believe you are correct, I should have said:
> I have a process that will not die when I do a "kill -9 Process#".
Processes that are in the D-state (uninterruptable sleep: 'D' in the
'S' column of top) generally can not be killed without rebooting the
box, or by correcting whatever problem caused them. You can get
processes in this state if the kernel oopses or you have a hardware
problem, for example. Run 'dmesg' or possibly 'echo t >
/proc/sysrq-trigger' to try to track down why the problem occured.
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