kill -KILL fails to kill process

Steve Franks stevefranks at
Fri Sep 19 20:56:57 UTC 2008

> If you can't kill a process (even with SIGKILL), it means
> that the process currently can't be put on the run queue,
> because only processes that are able to run can receive
> signals.  Given that, such a situation usually has one of
> these three reasons:

Clearly and I/O block is my specific problem, given the behavior.

That term "signal" in the man page did seem like kill is not the
brute-force method for making a process go away.  Suprising no one has
cooked up something more 'lethal'...


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