[REPOST][REPOST] Killing processes in D state

[REPOST][REPOST] Killing processes in D state

Post by Roy Sigurd Karlsbak » Tue, 03 Jun 2003 12:10:07



hi all

this discussion has been up a few times, but I want it again. I _REALLY_ want
to be able to kill processes in D state. I am aware of that this is not good,
but compared to other parts of the linux kernel, there's quite a lot suicidal
stuff there already, so why not. There is, for instance, in 2.5, the
possibility to forcably remove loaded modules - FAR worse than merely killing
a userspace process in D state.

So please, dear kernel people, Free Thy Users From Those Terrible Unreasonable
Reboots.

regards

roy
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[REPOST][REPOST] Killing processes in D state

Post by Michael Buesc » Tue, 03 Jun 2003 16:30:20


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Quote:> hi all

> this discussion has been up a few times, but I want it again. I _REALLY_
> want to be able to kill processes in D state. I am aware of that this is
> not good, but compared to other parts of the linux kernel, there's quite a
> lot suicidal stuff there already, so why not. There is, for instance, in
> 2.5, the possibility to forcably remove loaded modules - FAR worse than
> merely killing a userspace process in D state.

> So please, dear kernel people, Free Thy Users From Those Terrible
> Unreasonable Reboots.

I would _completely_ agree with this.

(One [REPOST] in subject is enough)

Quote:

> regards

> roy

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[REPOST][REPOST] Killing processes in D state

Post by Bill Davidse » Sat, 07 Jun 2003 18:50:16



> this discussion has been up a few times, but I want it again. I _REALLY_ want
> to be able to kill processes in D state. I am aware of that this is not good,
> but compared to other parts of the linux kernel, there's quite a lot suicidal
> stuff there already, so why not. There is, for instance, in 2.5, the
> possibility to forcably remove loaded modules - FAR worse than merely killing
> a userspace process in D state.

> So please, dear kernel people, Free Thy Users From Those Terrible Unreasonable
> Reboots.

Do you understand why processes in D state are unkillable? What do you
think you would gain by killing them, since the memory couldn't be safely
reused? Just not seeing the process in ps?

I can see wanting to avoid having processes in D state, but once you get
such a thing I don't see why the kernel should have a lot of code added to
hide a problem. A reboot *is* a way to kill a process in D state.

In general most of the process should page out, so you only lose some swap
space. I don't get processes in this state, so I can't really check the
RSS and verify that.

Tell the developers how you get the processes in that state and ask for
that to be prevented, and you will find a lot more support.

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[REPOST][REPOST] Killing processes in D state

Post by Pavel Mache » Mon, 09 Jun 2003 11:10:13


Hi!

Quote:> this discussion has been up a few times, but I want it again. I _REALLY_ want

So you need to implement it. I do not
see why you should bother mailing list
*3 times* with it...
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