This is in AIX..How to force kill a process

Posted on 2010-01-11
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This is aix 5.3 ..We have siebel installed on the box ..There is this process running..I wana kill it.
I used
kill -9
but its bnot wotking..
What are other options to do a force kill
please provide all the commands
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woolmilkporc earned 2000 total points
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Hi again,

there is no stronger means than kill -9 in Unix to terminate a process!

If you really must get rid of this process, reboot!
If the process is only sitting there, consuming little or no resources, you could just leave it alone
and wait for a possibly planned maintenance to reboot.

Unkillable processes usually wait for some I/O to complete. Often a stale NFS handle is involved.
Did you check "errpt" for messages? Are there any network problems?


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In case you suspect a bug in the Siebel software itself:
You could issue truss -p pid  to collect some information about the system calls the process does and hand it over to your Siebel support person(s) for analysis, if you have a support contract.
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kill -9
should do the job, make sure you are killing the parent process, not the chid.

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What proces is it? can you post the process
you can kill all user process with kill -9

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If you know service name, you can use below command to stop the service:
/usr/bin/stopsrc –s <service name>
e.g: /usr/bin/stopsrc –s inetd

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