SUMMARY: How to kill

From: F.M. Taylor (
Date: Thu Oct 21 1999 - 11:07:29 CDT

After checking with somone who is a little longer in the tooth than I, I
have found that this is a known problem ("I think I read about that
somewhere") and the only fix is a reboot. I have checked with the boss
and she has approved said reboot. Thanks to all who wanted to reply but
didn't, and to those who didn't waste the bandwith to flame me. Also
thanks to those who will give a better answer after I send this summary
and reboot the box.

> On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, F.M. Taylor wrote:
> > I am having what I would describe as a "weird" problem. I have some
> > processes that refuse to die. I have gone so far as to remove the
> > programs from disk and send them every signal in the book and they still
> > wont die. I didn't really care till today, but the processes are binding
> > to ports I now need to use. I have work to do and they are in my way.
> > Normally I would just reboot the machine, but this is a production machine
> > and is currently in use, and my boss gets really upset when I bounce the
> > production boxen.
> >
> > Sorry if this is covered somewhere.
> >

F.M. (Mike) Taylor
UNIX Systems Administrator.  Indiana State University.
Terre Haute, IN. 47809

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