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Old 01-21-2005, 04:17 AM   #1
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Cool HP-UX failing to kill some processes


I am running HP-UNIX. I tried all the options to kill process but nothing happens.
I tried kill -KILL PID, kill -s 9 PID, kill -9 PID but still nothing happens.
Please Help.
Old 01-21-2005, 09:14 PM   #2
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Years ago I remember running into an application on HP-UX that would spawn process that seemed to be imune to most traditonal means of killing the process.

If I recall correctly, I had success by hunting down the parent process and bringing it to a close or, if necessary killing it. For what it is worth, if you are faced with this scenerio, I would not suggest going stright to the "kill -9" on the parent, it will be in your best intrest to start with something a little friendlier first.

Good luck,


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