kill -KILL fails to kill process

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Sep 20 06:36:01 UTC 2008

> 1.  The process hangs in "disk wait" (flag "D" in ps' STAT
>    column).  This often means there's a hardware problem
>    with your disk or controller (or a driver bug), or a
>    network problem if you use NFS.

not this for sure. no NFS, no filesystem is blocked.

> 2.  The process was suspended (SIGSTOP).  In this case
>    there is the flag "T" in ps' STAT column.  Try sending
>    a SIGCONT to the process.

tried (kill -19) then kill -9, doesn't help.

>    Such a "dead" entry in the process table is called a
>    zombie process.  In ps' STAT column there is the "Z"
>    flag.

no Z flag.

   887  ??  Ts     0:02,20 asterisk -C /centrala/etc/asterisk.conf

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