[FreeBSD 5.3-RC2] Processes STILL hanging in unkillable state

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Thu Nov 4 06:46:06 PST 2004

On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 03:34:26PM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Thursday, 4. November 2004 07:31, Alex Dupre wrote:
> > Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> > > Could all people who are seeing this please post their kernel
> > > configurations, sysctl.conf and perhaps some system details (platform,
> > > UP/MP), too.
> Looking at all of these, I fail to see anything "special" that all these 
> machines have in common - looks like there's a full range from tuned 
> configurations with eyebrowraisers like PREEMPTION to almost-unmodified 
> GENERIC and pretty different hardware, too. :(
> So if anybody spots something interesting here after all, or thinks Marc 
> Ramirez backtraces / debug sessions reveal anything about the bug, please 
> take over...

In particular if you manage to wedge processes in an unkillable state
the output of "ps -o f -l" might be useful.  I'd like to see all of the
flags set for a process that gets wedged.

						Ken Smith
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