Re: unkillable process in R state?

From: James Sutherland (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 17:57:00 EST

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Christopher Friesen wrote:

> Okay, I just tried this, and the pertinant results were:
(gdb hangs, trying to attach)
> (gdb) attach 31075
> Attaching to program: /usr/bin/find, Pid 31075
> Attaching to another program worked fine.
> Any other ideas?

Take a look in /proc/31075 and see what's going on in there, if you can.

Obvious one: what was find doing - where was it looking?


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