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

From: Paul Mackerras (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 01:16:22 EST

Christopher Friesen writes:

> 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?

I would suspect that it is actually looping inside the kernel, which
would mean that there indeed was no way to kill it. You could try
alt-scrolllock on the console and see if you get a register dump of
it, or maybe one of the alt-sysrq magic keys might give you some
information. But I suspect that rebooting is ultimately going to be
your only solution.


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