FreeBSD Port: hal-0.5.11_26

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Sep 12 13:17:52 UTC 2009

Nikolay Tychina wrote:
> i tried kill.
> hald is invulnerable :(

If hald is in a state where it won't respond to a kill -9 then you have
no alternative but to hit the big red button and force your machine to
reboot in order to get rid of it.  hald shouldn't ever get into that state
-- it used to happen to programs using resources on a NFS drive if the NFS
server went away suddenly, and you'ld see lots of 'D's in the STAT column 
of ps(1}'s -auxwww output. That is about the only way to achieve that effect
I know of, and it shouldn't affect a system daemon like hald though.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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