Re: killall -9 does not work !?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 07:45:50 EST

> to reboot a UNIX box because a ufsdump or an mt or something got a lock
> on a tape device and hung. There should probably be a way to kick a
> process out of uninturruptable sleep, shouldn't there?

Not neccessarily. A lot of uninterruptible sleeps are 'if this fails its
reboot time' type of events. Also they should never get stuck in state 'D'.

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