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[Bug 479855] tail -f /var/log/messages can only be killed with kill -9 <PID>
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  • Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:13:22 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479855

User lpechacek@xxxxxxxxxx added comment
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479855#c4


Libor Pecháček <lpechacek@xxxxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
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Status|NEW |NEEDINFO
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--- Comment #4 from Libor Pecháček <lpechacek@xxxxxxxxxx> 2009-03-02 08:13:21
MST ---
Thanks. Unfortunately I was a little bit too fast on requesting information
from you and did not realize that you *can* kill the process with KILL signal.
That means the process is not in D state, and sysrq-t will not show anything
special.

Overall the process list from comment #2 looks more or less OK, so I'd like to
know more about your problem:
1) If you run tail(1) on other files in the system, can it be killed with
Ctrl-C or kill -TERM? Please try e.g. 'tail -f /var/log/mail', 'tail -f
/etc/passwd' or some others.
2) Please attach full output of 'ps sxa', after you tried to kill it with
kill(1).
3) Is your system up-to-date? Does 'yast2 online_update' report any updates to
install?
4) Which KDE version do you use? KDE3 or KDE4? Can this bug be reproduced in
the text console? Switch to text mode console with Ctrl-Alt-F1, log in as root
and run the tail process. Does it show the same behavior as in KDE?

TIA for answering the above questions.

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