kill -9 doesn't work
tensai at zmonkey.org
Tue Feb 8 09:30:44 MST 2005
On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 09:16, Ryan Byrd wrote:
> 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?
Short answer: no. The only way for them to die is for the process to
wakeup from its slumber and accept the signals you've been sending.
Normally processes will only enter the D state when they are having I/O
issues. Often that means you've got a hard drive in death throes.
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