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Description of problem:
Errant find searches cannot be killed off or suspended by any means:
ctrl-c, ctrl-z, termination of shell, kill -9, killall, etc:
xterm -e ssh fedorabox &
( in xterm )
me@fedorabox % find / -name something
ctrl-c has no effect
ctrl-z has no effect
in new ssh session: kill -9 `ps -ef | grep "find / -name something"`
kill xterm with search, ssh into fedorabox, ps shows find is still running
kill parent process of find, parent process dies and find becomes a
child of process 1.
Zombie find processes remain unkillable until system is rebooted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run find
2. try to kill it (eg kill -9)
Actual Results: It does not die
Expected Results: It should die
Works for me. If kill -9 doesn't work it's a kernel problem.
I've only noticed this happening on my server, an HP LPr P2/450. I
run FC1 inside a VMWare on my Dell Inspiron 8200 and was not able to
reproduce the problem there; it's still 100% reproducable on my server.
[tassach@argonath ~]% uname -a
Linux argonath.pepersack.net 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl #1 Wed Apr 21 20:36:05
EDT 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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