Subject: Re: Kill problem
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List: current-users
Date: 12/28/1998 15:06:17
> I used kill -4 first, but got no response. So I tried kill -9,
> which I understand should terminate a process at once. But
> vgetty stilled stayed around and nothing changed.

This probably means that your vgetty is somewhere in kernel-land,
where it can't be killed before it returns to user-land.  It is
probably blocking on some kernel resource.  To find out which,
you could use "ps -l -p pid" or "fstat -p pid".  This should give
you some more clues as to what is going on.

- H=E5vard