[olug] NEED to kill a process....

Jay Bendon jaybocc2 at gmail.com
Tue May 22 18:42:28 UTC 2012

When children are misbehaving, kill their parents.

kill the parent process and you should be ok.

you can send the process a sigwait which is what the parent should have
sent it aswell.  This is usually how i handle a hung or zombie process.

It could be an issue at the driver level, you can try rmmod {nfs,nfsd}
(maybe lockd and nfs_acl aswell) and whatever other modules are used by the
san/nfs.  and reinsert the modules.

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Christopher Cashell
<topher-olug at zyp.org>wrote:

> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Noel Leistad <noel at metc.net> wrote:
> > Oddly, it's clustered w/ another box that accesses SAN, LOAD on both
> > nearing 100 98 94, although, performance hasn't "pooped the boat" yet....
> The load value on the box with the hung process can be a little
> misleading, too.  Processes that are in uninterruptable IO state like
> this one get counted along with runnable processes when factoring the
> load value.  This can result in some misleading information, as you
> could have 50 hung processes in an IO WAIT state that are utilizing
> negligible (CPU) resources, and a CPU average of 0.1%, but because of
> those hung processes, you'll end up with a load average of 50.
> If there's just a single hung process, that may not skew the load
> average quite as much, though.
> > Noel
> --
> Christopher
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