Re: Question about kill(1)
Brian May <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>>> "Adeodato" == Adeodato Simó <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Adeodato> I also have heard (but I'm not sure how often does this
> Adeodato> happen, if at all) that it is usefult to have it as a
> Adeodato> built-in when your system is in a state when it can't
> Adeodato> create more processes.
> In practise whenever that happens, and if I am lucky enough to have a
> terminal open, and if I am not dumb enough to accidently close the
> window, I don't know what the PID is of that CPU hungry/memory hungry
> process is in order to kill it.
Try ctrl/atl/shift + print/scroll/pause combinations on the
console. Or alt+sysrq+h if thats enabled in your kernel. You get a
process listing with one of the first and the second can do a lot