kill -9 does nothing
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Thu Aug 8 18:58:30 UTC 2019
On 8/8/19 9:05 AM, hw wrote:
> how do you get rid of unresponsive processes? Even 'kill -9' does
> nothing, and Firefox has a tendency to become unresponsive. I can't
> restart the server all the time and kick off all users in the process.
My FreeBSD 11.2 server does not have X or Firefox -- it has the console,
an SSH server, jails, and one service per jail. Each jail has its
primary server plus the SSH server.
I use a laptop and an SSH client to do administration on the jail host
and within each jail. The laptop has Firefox with Disconnect, HTTPS
Everywhere, NoScript, and Privacy Badger extensions. Firefox is set to
remember nothing. The extensions are set restrictive. I try to do one
browsing task at a time. I temporarily loosen the various settings as
required as I visit each site. When a task is done, I close Firefox and
open a fresh copy for the next task; this wipes the old data and resets
When Firefox locks up, I try to close it. If that fails, I use a
terminal to kill it. If that fails, I reboot the laptop. The server
has been up for 25 days.
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