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Re: F11: kill -9 doesn't work



On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:01:50PM +0100, Terry Barnaby wrote:
> On 07/22/2009 02:07 PM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 01:02:09PM +0100, Terry Barnaby wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have noticed on several occasions, that running "kill -9<pid>" on
>>> a GUI 3D process that is locked at 100% CPU usage (X-Server 100% also)
>>> does not work. The 100% lockup I'm sure is due to the currently buggy
>>> 3D support (ATI in my case), but I am surprised that I cannot kill
>>> either the GUI or X processes. Only a reboot appears to work.
>>>
>>> Has something changed here ??
>>
>> If you provide more details, such as the actual process you're
>> running, people might be able to try to duplicate the problem.  I've
>> never seen an occasion where kill -9 didn't work, but that doesn't
>> mean it's not possible with some horribly written code.
>>
> The system in question is a dual Xeon system running Fedora-11 with all updates
> to 2009-07-22. Graphics board is an ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO].
> I have some applications installed from rpmfusion including paraview.
>
> Currently if I run paraview, X goes to 100% and I can no longer
> operate the system via mouse/keyboard. Via a network login I
> can "killall -9 X" but that does nothing to X. I have also
> tried killing paraview in the same way with no effect (possibly
> after trying to kill X).
>
> I know 3D is horribly broken in F11 :( as well as many other things,
> but I would have thought that kill -9 should still work ...

Isn't it 'killall -9 Xorg'?  And you'd probably need to issue that
command as root, otherwise permission denied.

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