Deadlock problems with 'kill PID' on CURRENT

Martin Blapp mb at
Mon Nov 15 04:07:48 PST 2004

Hi all,

I'm experiencing on 6.X SMP still some deadlocks. The are not
easy to trigger, but each time it happens after killing some

This time it was named. I just did this 5 times:

/etc/rc.d/named start (/etc/rc.d/named is broken and does not work)
ps -auxwww | grep "sbin/named" | grep bind | awk '{ print $2 }' ¦ xargs kill

and boom, it deadlocked and I was not able to get into DDB.

Any ideas where the problem could be located ? I've also seen the same
problems on 5.X.


Martin Blapp, <mb at> <mbr at>
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