can't kill a PID
I always thought that with 'kill -9 PID' you could clean up just about
any process, but I've run into one that just won't go ...
sakura:~$ ps aux |grep xmms
kosuke 9026 0.0 0.9 14460 4932 ? D 00:16 0:00 xmms
kosuke 9027 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 00:16 0:00 [xmms <defunct>]
I've tried 'kill -9 9026 9027', but every time I go back and ps/grep it,
it's still there. And in the meantime, if I try to start a new xmms, it
will start a new PID in addition to 9026, but the program itself won't
Brainwashed from too many early years in the MS world, I'm tempted to
reboot. But hoping there's a better, Linux way to clean this up.