kill -9 doesn't work

Eric Jensen eric at emstraffic.com
Tue Feb 8 09:31:02 MST 2005


Or just add f to your ps.  I.E. ps -auxf.

Derek Davis wrote:

>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:
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>
>>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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