Also on this have you tried unmount -f /mnt
this might blow away the smbmounted dir.. or else look for an smbmnt process
running and blow it away...
one of these might release tar from the block state..
Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
> I had the exact same problem about a year ago you might remember. Had a
> nice uptime on the machine too :(
> Anyway, people suggested going into single user mode and various other
> fixes to no avail, all I could do was reboot..
>> Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > Two nights ago, one of my linux boxes was tar-ing
> > some stuff onto an NT share, like:
> > $ smbmount //nt/share /mnt ...
> > $ tar cvzf /mnt/file.tgz /dir
> > For some reason, this job never finished. The user
> > specified in the smbmount command has restricted
> > log-on times to the sever, so the SMB session was
> > probably forcibly terminated by the server before
> > the tar finished.
> > This morning, when I noticed this (because last night's
> > job didn't work at all), I tried to kill off the stuck
> > job. However, the tar and gzip processes won't die.
> > The gzip is stuck in zombie (which is OK because once tar
> > dies, init will inherit gzip and reap it). But the tar
> > process is stuck in run (state R), but isn't using any
> > CPU time. This is, of course, giving me an artificially
> > inflated load average.
> > kill -9 is having no effect on this tar process. Any ideas
> > on what else I could do to kill it? Apart from rebooting,
> > of course.
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