Re: killall -9 does not work !?

From: Siddharth Kashyap (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 01:33:46 EST


   Its seems that there is some problem with mandrake. I have RH 6,
and I put kernel 2.2.9 from Mandrake distribution. I started getting these
dead processes. Later I switched to 2.2.10 RH distribution, and
never had that problem again.


>From: Chris Faherty <>
>To: Chmouel Boudjnah <>
>CC:, Alan Cox <>
>Subject: Re: killall -9 does not work !?
>Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 13:56:51 -0400 (EDT)
>On 24-May-2000 Chmouel Boudjnah wrote:
> > Chris Faherty <> writes:
> >
> >> I've gotten stuck processes pretty often ever since the first mandrake
> >> release -- i.e. never had them before except with driver problems. It
> >
> > do you mean the 6.0 release ?
>No it was 5.3 (Festen), I just found the CD I made. At the time I had a RH
>5.2 boxed-set installed that I had upgraded the kernel to 2.2.4 without
>problems. I installed the mandrake with equivalent software and I started
>having the stuck xterms. I figured it had something to do with the CPU
>optimization of all the packages, so after a few days I went back to RH
>Now the weird part is that I was using the same kernel version.. so I don't
>really know what that xterm via rlogin stuckness was about.
>With my current setup the stuck processes have all been mundane shell stuff
>such as "ls" on a local IDE drive -- it never completes but rather just
>there although it still lets me type but ctrl-c doesn't work. I run screen
>so I'll just do a ctrl-a k and continue on with my life, but it kinda bugs
>that they don't go away with a kill -9. It's actually one of the main
>reasons I've been trying new kernels because I keep hoping it goes away :)
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