Subject: Re: Kill problem
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
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.