Re: unkillable process in R state?

From: Ralf Baechle (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 12:25:20 EST

On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 12:48:22PM -0400, Christopher Friesen wrote:

> I have a process (an instance of a find command) that seems to be
> unkillable (ie kill -9 <pid> as root doesn't work).
> Top shows it's status as R.
> Is there anything I can do to kill the thing? It's taking up all unused cpu
> cycles (currently at 97.4%).

I assume that's kapm-idled. That's normal, it's job is exactly burning
unused cycles.

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