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Old 09-04-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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cannot force kill using kill -9

i used mkfs.ext3 to format a logical volume but it hang.

i pressed ctrl-c but no luck.

i closed the terminal and used another terminal to kill the process without luck.

pls advise.
Old 09-04-2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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It's probably in uninterruptible sleep and the only way to kill it is to reboot. Run:
ps aux
and look for a mkfs process in state D (or others in that state)

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