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unable to kill process

Narayanan_2
Advisor

unable to kill process

I did a vrestore -i and it hanged, so i just disconnected my telnet session. When login back and tried to kill the vrestore process with kill it was unable to kill even with -9. Now i can't even mount the tape because of this. What can i do to resolve this problem?
3 REPLIES
Joris Denayer
Respected Contributor

Re: unable to kill process

Hi,

I guess that the vrestore process is in U-state
U [Tru64 UNIX] >> Uninterruptible sleeping process.

Run following command, the 8th column is the state field.
# ps aux | grep vrestore

Rebooting is the fastest way to resolve this.

J.
To err is human, but to really faul things up requires a computer
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: unable to kill process

Hi,

I am afraid, Joris is right. You have to reboot. Is the tape external? Shut it off and disconnect it. May be you have more luck.

greetings,

Michael
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: unable to kill process

Michael,

you can not switch off and turn the tape on again. This will solve nothing except you are using AIX (which makes it possible to reload the scsi driver).

So rebooting is the only way or waiting until a timeout occurs - but this depends on the actual state of the process.



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