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>Digital Unix 4.0B (problem may not be exclusive to DU)
>Apache hangs, browsers receive no response for over 2 minutes or more.
>Can only kill the root httpd process, unable to kill children: kill -9 PID
>completes without errors, but the processes do not die. Trying to page
>the access_log freezes the terminal session, unable to kill 'tail' or 'less'
>that is used to look at the log.
>'ps auwx' returns all httpd and relevant tail processes marked as 'U' -
>uninterruptable sleeping process. i am not sure if this is at all relevant
>to the problem described above.
If so, do you have a LockFile directive pointing to a local drive?