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Old 11-14-2009, 11:39 AM
Jay Ridgley
 
Default killer question (Richard Gliebe)

Richard Gliebe wrote:
Hi all,
>
> is there a way to kill following process which is locking our tape
device?
>
> root@yxz:~# ps -ef | grep -i nst0
> root 430 1 0 Nov13 ? 00:00:00 mt -f /dev/nst0 erase
> root 10059 10045 0 06:47 pts/1 00:00:00 grep -i nst0
>
> root@yxz:~# kill -9 430
>
> root@yxz:~# ps -ef | grep -i nst0
> root 430 1 0 Nov13 ? 00:00:00 mt -f /dev/nst0 erase
> root 10061 10045 0 06:47 pts/1 00:00:00 grep -i nst0
>
> I have already turned off/on the tape library, without luck.
>
> Also, I can't reboot the Server (24x7)
>
> We are running Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS - 2.6.15-51-server
>
> Thanks in advance
> Richard
>

Richard,

Try issuing a kill -15 430 as root.


Cheers,
Jay
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