Subject: Re: Unkillable process
To: NetBSD current-users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bjoern Labitzke <email@example.com>
Date: 02/07/1999 16:54:57
On Wed, 3 Feb 1999, Bjoern Labitzke wrote:
> After the final message the process hang around in the system, unkillable.
> Only a reboot got it working all right again.
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND
root 558 0.0 0.5 284 708 00- IEs+ 2:25PM 0:00.06 /usr/pkg/sbin/v
This is an extract from my ps-list right now. The process (vgetty) is
trying to exit for over half an hour now, but nothing happens! The system
continues to work properly, except that the serial port tty00 claimed by
vgetty can't be freed. Not even a kill -9 can terminate the process. Any
clues what is going on here?
Bjoern Labitzke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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