Re: kill: cannot kill some processes
Brian Stults wrote:
> As the subject indicates, there are some processes that hang and cannot
> be killed. Specifically, occasionally dselect will hang while trying to
> install a package. After waiting for a long time, I try both Ctrl-c and
> Ctrl-z and neither will work. Then I try to kill the process from
> another xterm. It looks as if the kill worked, but when I do a ps, the
> job is still there. It also just happened with df. I use this to kill:
> kill -9 [pid]
> Any suggestions?
does the process list "Z" under STAT ? if it is the process has gone
zombied and i don't think there is much you can do. sometimes zombie'd
processes die on their own eventually many times they will not die until
you reboot ..
its rare..but it can happen.