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Old 12-11-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
arobic
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Process in D state - how to handle them?


I have several processes in D state and I am trying to get information about how to get them out of this state! I know they are unkillable and I read that a way to kill them was to reboot. But since I am a simple user on a network, i can't!

Does anyone knows another way to get them alive? I have a pine abd a Mozilla Firebird process in that state.

Thanks!

 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:18 AM   #2
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If you do a 'man ps' you will see a list of possible 'signals' that you can send (using the 'ps' command) to the process. Sometimes my Wine processes (specially Counterstrike) 'blocks' when illegal operations are done. Then, even if they seem 'unkillable' I'm able to send TERM signals so they can shut down (that also happens with buggy MySQL installations). I think you can find more information in the mozilla.org webpage and I will suggest that you report the bug if the problem is happening only with Firebird.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply!

I looked in man ps and I didn't found any list of signals. Is it a new feature of ps? I am using procps 2.0.7 in a Debian 3.0 distribution. What is yours?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:43 AM   #4
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ok, everything's fine, the list is in man kill!

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