Unable to terminate perl
Posted on 2003-03-27
I run apache on my Win2k operating system. When a perl CGI is executed, and perl locks up, how do I terminate that process? Usually the locked up perl doesn't take any processing time, but just yesterday I had executed the CGI twice and had infinite loops. In the tasklist I saw that each one was using 50 percent of my CPU, and really lagging me bad. I tried to terminate them, but I got a access denied error. I tried shutting down apache, but the perl processes were still there. Each one had a process name of "perl.exe" and there were no other perl related processes.
I ended up having to reboot - which isn't good since I host other services as well including IRC where the people are usually active.