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Stubborn Processes

> On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 10:00:23AM -0400, markw at wrote:
>> >> My question is how can it be that root cannot kill a process?  
>> If root can not kill a process, that means the process is in a
>> condition in which it can not be killed. (Nice reasoning huh?)
>> Actually, the only time I have seen this is when a process is hung in
>> a device driver.
> Or zombie processes.
Well, OK, but those can be killed if you kill the parent. Whit is
interesting is if you have a Zombie who's parent is locked in a driver. Yuck.

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