Re: so, no way to kill process? have to reboot?

From: James Sutherland (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 18:08:17 EST

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Christopher Friesen wrote:

> Well, the unkillable process continues on. Does nobody else have any ideas on
> how to kill an unkillable process in the R state thats sucking up all my unused
> cpu cycles?
> If not I'm going to have to reboot this thing...

Short term hack: renice it to 20, so it doesn't interfere with normal
workload. Also try sending it a SIGSTOP, although I doubt that will work
here. I think strace will fail the same way gdb does, but try that too...


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