To the best of my knowledge, most processes can be killed explicitly by "kill -s KILL;" There are a few which cannot, such as disk i/o processes. The idea here is data integrity.
On the rare occasion however, (when attempting to recover data from corrupt disks for example), I've had a process invoked by the "cp" command, hang. This poses a significant problem as these processes are disk i/o processes, and as such cannot be terminated (even by root). So, other than physically hitting the reset button on the case, is there a more eloquent method of forcefully halting a hanged disk i/o process? The idea of "you don't want to terminate a disk i/o process, it could corrupt the data" isn't really a good argument, because if the process hangs and I have to punch the reset button anyway what's the difference? Ideas? -Modulok- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"