Re: Bug#66919: wierd unkillable apt-get hang
On Sat, 8 Jul 2000, Ken R. Dye wrote:
> Tried killing the apt-get pid, all attempts from -3, -15 and even -9 were
> unsuccessful and yielded no strace output either. Tried
> "gdb /usr/bin/apt-get pid#", which worked but hung as well.
Sounds like it was stuck in the 'D' state, kernel problem, possibly faulty
hardwxare. Nothing to do with APT.
> Could you get the package-maintainer to look at this? My guess is the
> cache-scanning code is under interrupt lock (though I don't know how kill
> -9 didn't work) and getting hung by a corrupted cache.