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Unable to terminate perl

Posted on 2003-03-27
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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.
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I've finally found my answer.  I don't know how to get perl to terminate itself, but I did find out how to terminate processes that you ordinarily wouldn't have permission to terminate.


Great article.  They provided some code for a small program in C.  I copied it, compiled it, and slapped those dead perl processes into... well, hell.  That's it, they're in hell.  Good grief they've given me enough hell they deserved a taste.
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