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Re: [SLE] How do I kill a Zombie?
  • From: Andreas Winkelmann <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 18:44:35 +0200
  • Message-id: <3F6F26F3.8090205@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tom Nielsen wrote:

I've got this process that is defunct. I ran kill 7690 as root and
nothing happens. Tried kill -l 7690, nothing. Here's my line:

tom-linux:/home/tom # ps aux | grep " Z "
tom 7690 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 08:59 0:00 [netstat]
<defunct>
root 7835 0.0 0.1 3544 572 pts/1 S 09:34 0:00 grep Z
tom-linux:/home/tom # kill -l 7690
bash: kill: 7690: invalid signal specification

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong.

# kill -9 pid

is the hardest way. If that doesn't work you have to wait or reboot.

--
Andreas


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