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chii-chan 04-27-2004 01:22 AM

More powerful 'kill'
 
Is there any command more powerful than 'kill -9 pid'? Somethimes there are programs that refuse to be killed:) . (Command other than halt -p or reboot).

AutOPSY 04-27-2004 01:26 AM

zombie processes or processes marked D cannot be killed.
If I remember correctly.

What exactly are you reffering to that is not responding to kill -9 ?

J.W. 04-27-2004 02:14 AM

The most powerful "kill" command is to yank the power cord out of its socket :) -- J.W.

Kovacs 04-27-2004 03:56 AM

Try using pstree to find the parent process and kill that.

chii-chan 04-27-2004 05:21 AM

I've problem killing process like mplayer when it hang while accessing erratic/bad vcd. I've got no other way other than reboot/halt. Is there any way to stop/eject/unmount cdrom while other erratic process is assessing it?

chii-chan 04-27-2004 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by J.W.
The most powerful "kill" command is to yank the power cord out of its socket :) -- J.W.
I should have included that in my 1st post. It should be (other than halt -p/reboot/power button/cord):)

orange400 04-27-2004 06:08 AM

alt-ctrl-del works ...

chii-chan 04-27-2004 06:22 AM

That's will reboot your supercomputer with linux installed. Got to add it to the list.

After some more searching, I found that 'fuser' is more powerful way of killing process.

AutOPSY 04-27-2004 01:16 PM

how do you figure?

fuser uses the same SIG's as kill.


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