Can't kill a process
Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Fri May 18 07:06:37 UTC 2007
Mike McCarty wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
>> Simon Slater wrote:
>>> A quick question for someone: a process running as root can't be
>>> by kill PID. How do I kill it?
>> Do a "ps PID".... If the STAT shows "Z" it means the process is a
>> And, as we all know, you can't kill a zombie. :-)
> That's because it's already dead. Just nowhere to send
> the death signal.
I wouldn't quite say it that way. There is a place to send the signal, the
PID, it is just that the process isn't listening. It is waiting on something.
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