Unable to kill processes using either Ctrl-C or 'kill'

Ole ole at free.de
Mon Jun 11 08:49:17 UTC 2018

Sun, 3 Jun 2018 21:03:31 +0200 - Michael Schuster
<michaelsprivate at gmail.com>:

> > Can you get added to sudoers?  I realize that still implies a level
> > of root access but I really don't know of any other way to kill
> > processes which don't belong to you.  I don't see why the sysadmin
> > would need to reboot. 
> most likely, being root or equivalent won't help in this case. If a
> processes owner cannot kill it (using -9, which cannot be caught) that
> implies that the process is hung in the kernel (signal delivery
> happens when a process leaves kernel context).

I got stuck in the same situation:

# kill -9 91651
# ps -o pid,jid -awux | grep 91651
91651  11 root              0.0  0.0   101488   29344  -  TsJ Fri05       2:10.18 /usr/local/sbin/syslog-ng -p /var/run/syslog.pid

and I wonder if there is anything I can do to get rid of this process.
I had this situation last year too and ended up in restarting the whole
system. But now I can't reboot.

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