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

From: Terje Eggestad (
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 06:36:42 EST

fre, 2001-10-12 kl. 08:16 skrev Paul Mackerras:
    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.
You might find out if it's looping inside the kernel by doing strace -p
<pid>, if you're stuck in a syscall, I *belive* strace'll tell you.

You wouldn't by any chance be developing a kernel module??

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