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Re: can't kill a PID



On Sun, 03 Nov 2002 the mental interface of 
Kevin Coyner told:

> 
> 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
> show up.
> 
> 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.

killall -9 xmms

HTH

-- 
  Numeric stability is probably not all that 
  important when you're guessing;-)

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