Re: killall -9 does not work !?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 10:32:20 EST

> I don't know about the original poster's problem -- but in my
> situation, httpd reliably hung during the "rc" script initializations (this
> was on a 2.2.14-mandrake-ized kernel). I didn't really care that much about
> httpd, and the network was up, so I could just log in and kill the
> 'rc' script that was starting httpd. The rest of the system came up
> fine.

If it hung in state 'd' then its a kernel bug. Try an unpatched kernel. If you
can get 2.2.15 wedging stuff in D state then I'd like to know

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