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Old 09-16-2003, 04:32 AM   #1
collen
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Killing Process probs


Gday, i got a big problem..

i'd tryed to kill a gzip procces, coz my hdd became full

so i did ps -A to find out the pid# (5658)

after that i did kill -9 5658
but it wass still running... ?
so i did killall gzip..

no response ..

how da #$! can i kill that process.. ?

L8r..

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Old 09-16-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
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Were you working with enough priveliges to kill the process?

Did you manage to kill it, eventually?

W.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 07:38 AM   #3
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Namely are you trying to kill it as root?

Also funky things happen when you get to %100 disk useage, that could be casusing you greif too.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 07:45 AM   #4
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Well i did manage to get it clean..

first i made sure to have some disk space again
coz' noting was working annymore (xwindow, printer server ect)

but after that i still couln't kill it, coz the tmp file of the gzip procces was deleted !!

but in RH9 you have a process lister (task manager)
and there was an option called: Renice Processes ??
and i turned it to the lowest level, and then i was able to
kill it.. (as root ofcoz!)

so i now have 3gb exta space again..

Thx..

Collen
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:18 AM   #5
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So you had to make diskspace and nice the process to lower priority in order to kill it.

Nice.

Speaking of funky things. Life is like compiling a kernel on a completely full HD: You never know what you're gone get.
 
  


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