[Samba] Re: killing "uninterruptible sleep" process

guy keren choo at actcom.co.il
Mon Jul 22 05:24:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Sagi Bashari wrote:

> I logged in to one of my servers today and noticed that the load average is
> very high. After investigating the problem I found two processes in "D" stat
> ("uninterruptible sleep"):
> root   24344  0.0  0.2  1532  584 ?        DN   Jul21   0:01
> /usr/bin/updatedb -f NFS,SMBFS,NCPFS,PROC,DEVPTS -e
> /tmp,/var/tmp,/usr/tmp,/afs,/net
> root   25899  0.0  0.2  1532  584 ?        DN   06:26   0:01
> /usr/bin/updatedb -f NFS,SMBFS,NCPFS,PROC,DEVPTS -e
> /tmp,/var/tmp,/usr/tmp,/afs,/net
> Their parent- pid 1532 is already dead.
> My guess is that SMB share that I had mounted on this box have died after
> the host rebooted. I cannot unmount that share because umount says that the
> device is busy.
> Is there any way to kill the dead updatedb processesand umount the dead
> shares without rebooting the system?

no. that's why its called 'uninterruptible sleep'. 'kill -9' wn't help
either, in such cases - they'll go away only when you reboot the mchine
(and that reobot could get stuck while trying to umount the file systems,
forcing you to reset the machine). this is an annoying problem, indeed.


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