I've been watching for one instance of sendmail over a week now. Ps shows
it's status as 'D' and manual page tells me that process is in
I figured out (very fast and easy) that you this process can't be killed
with kill or any other normal signaling utility. Problem here is that one of
disks is locked with this process, so there doesn't seem to be any way to
unmount all volumes cleanly.
Does someone know some sophisticated method to kill this process or is
reset-switch only option left?
Following stuff is from /proc..
State: D (disk sleep)
Uid: 0 0 0 0
Gid: 0 0 0 0
VmSize: 1312 kB
VmLck: 0 kB
VmRSS: 800 kB
VmData: 344 kB
VmStk: 28 kB
VmExe: 0 kB
VmLib: 0 kB
PGP Public key available from http://www.iki.fi/lane/pubkey.asc.