SMBD's go into "D" (uninteruptable sleep) and never wake up

Matthew Keller kellermg at
Sun Apr 29 14:56:35 GMT 2001

On 28 Apr 2001 18:03:33 -0400, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> > and from time to time I would need to reboot the server
> > to get rid of D-wait'd processes.
> Reboot the server?  Or just the daemons/service?
> [ Note:  I'm coming at this blind.  I just joined the list and am
> not familiar with this "D" state you speak of. ]

    Thus far, rebooting the entire server is the only way to get rid of
    them. They will not respond to any kill signals in this state.

Matthew Keller
Enterprise System Analyst
Computing & Technology Services
Information Services Division
State University of NY at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY USA

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