Bug 55983 - ps is hung, forever
ps is hung, forever
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-09 16:19 EST by Frank Hirtz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-19 11:47:48 EST
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Description Frank Hirtz 2001-11-09 16:19:34 EST
Description of Problem:

ps was stuck on a specific process.

$ cd /proc/14985
$ cat cmdline (or status or stat or

$ strace cat maps
open("maps", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE)      = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
brk(0x8051000)                          = 0x8051000

when it hangs (we can\'t reproduce it) doing a cat on the /proc/$pid/*
files (I only checked stat and statm) will never return.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.4.9-6 kernel

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.cd /proc/14985 
2. cat cmdline

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-19 11:47:48 EST
Please try more recent errata kernels.

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