volcimaster at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 16:05:57 EDT 2006
I generally resort to kill -9 <pid> when something hangs.
There's also the init 1, init 5 sequence :)
On 4/5/06, Randy Barlow <randy at electronsweatshop.com> wrote:
> matt1027 wrote:
> > Mandriva has been bogging down lately to the point of being unusable.
> > top shows a program called mhonarc that is using 70% of memory.
> > Google search shows it is some kind of program that generates html
> > archives from various mail formats, which I have no idea where it came
> > from or how it got going. When I do a kill 4465 (the pid) it just
> > keeps going.
> You could try kill -s KILL 4465 (sometimes the plain old kill command
> doesn't really kill things...) Anybody have any elaborations on why
> this works by the way? I've been using it for a while just because it
> works, but don't really understand the differences between kill and kill
> -s KILL. Thanks!
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