Re: killall -9 does not work !?

From: Chris Faherty (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 12:20:29 EST

On 24-May-2000 Alan Cox wrote:

> 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

I've gotten stuck processes pretty often ever since the first mandrake
release -- i.e. never had them before except with driver problems. It was
always xterms via rlogin that caused the xterms to hang and so it might have
been some funky X stuff. That was happening each day but I no longer use
this method so I can't say if the problem is still there.

However with every kernel since that setup I still get processes that say DW
maybe twice a week on my current system. This is a Stormix running
2.2.16pre3. Right now I have a stuck bash that says:

12621 ? DW 0:00 (bash)

This is bash 2.01.1(1)-release from the 2.01.1-4.1 Debian package.

Let me know if I can debug this somehow or give any useful information.

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