On Wed, 14 Jun 2006, conor at discuskeeping.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>> Without resorting to a reboot. Can I kill a process which is is a D state?
> I need to reboot dont I.
No. Just ignore it or fix the reason why it's still sleeping in
kernel (e.g. NFS - is your network working? :) ) or, if you can't fix
- wait (e.g. for an NFS server to come back).
If the problem is an fs, and you want to avoid other processes
"tripping" into this dead fs, use umount -l.
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