Re: to kill a process ?
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Paul E Condon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a process that I see in ps, but cannot kill.
> This is happening on a host running Lenny in a small LAN.
> I run this to get a display of processes:
> gq:/var/lib/mlocate# ps -Af | less
> In this list I find this line:
> root 9398 1 1 04:59 ? 00:03:11 /usr/bin/updatedb.mlocate
> PID PPID
> I issue the following command:
> gq:/db2/chkpnt# kill -9 9398
> I re-run ps as above. The process is still there! What can I do, short of
Take a look at the output of 'ps 9398', and look at the STAT column.
If it's 'D', then Google for uninterruptible sleep.
I'm afraid I don't have anything specific to mlocate to point you to.