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Waiting for Transaction Lock when installing rpm

Derek wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 03:42:09PM -0400, Don Levey wrote:
>> I'm trying that now.  However, I just did a ps -ef to see what is
>> running, and found the two lsof commands I had thought I had killed.
>> In fact, NOTHING seems to be terminating.  Not even the finds I ran
>> last night.
> Have you checked your logs for error messages?  It may be that you're
> having a hardware problem.  That should show up in the logs (as will
> lots of other interesting problems).
> It sounds like something is quite well wedged.  You may have no
> alternative but to reboot.
> Programs which can't be killed with kill -9 are in uninterruptable I/O
> wait state.  Nothing can kill them, except rebooting...  You'll see a
> 'D' listed in the status column, when you look at the output of ps or
> top.

I'm not seeing anything in the logs to indicate a problem - which may be a
ghood sign, or not, as there is less diagnostic material to go by.

I'm seeing that lovely letter D all over the place - we'll see what
rebooting does.

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