kill -9 doesn't work

Derek Davis derek.davis at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 09:24:54 MST 2005


If I have been informed correctly :), you need to kill their parent
process before they will die.  Use pstree to find it.

Derek

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 09:16:46 -0700, Ryan Byrd <ryanbyrd at gmail.com> wrote:
> so I have a bunch(227) of processes that refuse to die. my top load
> average is 232.58 currently. Here's a ps -auxww of one of those
> processes:
> 
> nagios    5574  0.0  0.3  8276 2968 ?        D    09:08   0:00
> /usr/bin/php -q /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_replication.php
> 
> you'll notice that the processes are in the "D" state which seems to
> indicate that they can not be interrupted.
> 
> Anyway to kill them without rebooting?
> 
> ideas?
> 
> mrb



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