Unkillable process with firefox
11/02/2019 9:30
I have a situation I had not seen before where when I try to start firefox Im told its already running.

ps wwaux reveals: (all on one line - wrapped for mail) reader 2617 2.1 6.9 804920 143440 pts/8 Ds+ Oct18 n 31:58 /usr/bin/firefox http://forums.winamp.com/login.php?an =pwd&u=141665&i=7a4f7ceb7d50ee8a95868beb02620c8b53802eae So some kind of evil process firefox is involved in.

as root: # kill -KILL 2617 But again `ps wwaux reveals the same line.

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11/02/2019 9:30 - On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:38:23 -0500, Harry Putnam wrote: Ds+ means the process is: D → uninterruptible sleep (usually IO) s → session leader + → run in foreground This is what Google gives: Processes in an Uninterruptible Sleep (D) State http://www.novell.com/support/viewContent.do?externalId=7002725&sliceId=1 Greetings, -- Camaleón -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org with a subject of unsubscribe. Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org Archive: http://lists.debian.org/pan.2011.10.19.13.56.19@gmail.com

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11/02/2019 9:30 - Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> writes: OK, whats the trick? How do you find this stuff so quick...? According to Novell, that means it is unkillable short of a reboot.

But maybe I can supply the i/o it is waiting for... trouble is I cannot find it. Doesnt show up in top at all. I see no instances of firefox at all. Allegedly it is in the foreground, so shouldnt I be able to see it? Its hard to believe that on linux there can be a process that will prevent user from accessing the web browser, and that it cannot be killed short of a reboot.

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11/02/2019 9:30 - Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> writes: It was not from a script so had to be just browsing.

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