Random processes hanging in unkillable state in -BETA6

Julian Elischer julian at elischer.org
Tue Sep 28 21:46:23 PDT 2004

Damian Gerow wrote:
> I have a number of processes hanging in an unkillable state now that I've
> upgraded from -BETA2 to -BETA6.  Two are ports (firefox and ogle), and one
> is 'dig'.
> I have no idea what's going on.  I've yet to try to gdb any of the
> processes.  I remembered yesterday that I had changed my LANG to
> en_CA.ISO8859-15 in a quest to get international character support on the
> commandline, and some apps have been complaining about that.  Could that be
> causing the trouble?
> Then today, after using dig successfully a few times, it just hung.  Any
> further attempts to use dig result in the same thing -- no output at all,
> and I can't kill the process.  It just sits there.  If I try to attach to
> the running process via ptrace, that hangs as well (though I *can* kill that
> gdb process).
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
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If you look at them with ps -alxH are they all (in particular dig)
all threaded programs?

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