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Re: killed process still on-screen



On Thu, 17 Jan 2002 19:42:40 -0600
Nori Heikkinen <nori@sccs.swarthmore.edu> wrote:

> on Thu, 17 Jan 2002 11:33:25PM +0200, Ian Balchin insinuated:
> > I locked up mutt & jove while editing a message.  I killed them from
> > top but cannot get use of tty1 back which still shows the process.
> > 
> > I do not want to reboot. Any magical suggestions which rtfm to
> > examine?
> 
> ps aux | grep tty1
> kill -9 [pid of tty1]

Is there anything more drastic than -9 (short of rebooting)? How do I
terminate the living dead?

alpha:~# ps -A | grep defunct
31080 ?        00:00:00 gpg <defunct>
31081 ?        00:00:00 gpg <defunct>
alpha:~# kill -9 31080
alpha:~# ps -A | grep defunct
31080 ?        00:00:00 gpg <defunct>
31081 ?        00:00:00 gpg <defunct>

And here's top's top:

 08:11:45 up 5 days, 17:10,  6 users,  load average: 0.07, 0.03, 0.00
94 processes: 91 sleeping, 1 running, 2 zombie, 0 stopped



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