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Re: Options to stop processes that can't be killed -9 other than reboot



Mike Burger wrote:
>> On 13Sep2011 10:14, m roth 5-cent us <m roth 5-cent us> wrote:
>> | sunhux G wrote:
>> | <snip>
>> | > # lsof -a -p 7892
>> | > < above command just pauses/hangs there;  it's been over 2 hrs
>> already
>> | >
>> | > # strace -p7892
>> | > Process 7892 attached - interrupt to quit
>> | >  < it pauses there & Ctrl-C did not yield any response >
>> | > (have to do 'pkill -9 strace' to exit it)
>> | <snip>
>> | As a side note, did you try <crtl-D>?
>>
>> Sigh. Whatever for? At least ctrl-C sends SIGINT. ctlr-D just flushes

Sorry, I was under the impression strace was hung, and thought ctrl-d
might break out, short of killing the strace.
<snip>
> If you have a process that is stuck in a zombie mode and kill -9 isn't
> getting rid of it, you may need to do something with the parent process
> that spawned it in the first place.

Yeah, but too often, the parent process has gone, and the zombie's now got
a parent of 1.

       mark



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