On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 04:42:41PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote: > On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 04:37:28PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote: > > on ia64 HEAD, gnuplot-4.2.6, any plot command > > hangs the program. top shows gnuplot is using 100% of CPU, > > yeat CPU time is zero: > > > > PID UID THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE C TIME WCPU COMMAND > > 60071 1001 2 48 0 98008K 51424K CPU1 1 0:00 100.00% gnuplot > > > > kill -9 60071, either from my account, or from root, > > has no effect, the process is still there. > > > > I cannot find a way to terminate this hanged process without reboot. > > > > This seems to be a regression. > > running gnuplot in batch (non-interactive) mode seems fine, so > the problem seems to be with the screen terminal. > > I'm mostly puzzled by the fact that I cannot kill the process..
It could be that the process is stuck in the 'D' state (uninterruptable wait). You can veryfiy that by running 'ps -u' and looking in the eight column when gnuplot is running. Does the window with the plot actually appear? Interactive use of gnuplot-4.2.6 is fine on amd64 7.2-RELEASE-p2. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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