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Re: unconfiguring swap at shutdown

On Sep 2, 2008, at 11:36 AM, der Mouse wrote:

A lot of the unkillable processes I've seen are stuck deep inside some
device driver, waiting for an even that either will never happen or
which could happen but which is difficult to arrange for.

Yes, they're waiting for an event... using some facility provided by the kernel... condvars or tsleep... meaning the kernel could awaken the thread and cause it to commit suicide.

-- thorpej

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