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    SubjectRe: is killing zombies possible w/o a reboot?
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    On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 04:30:47PM +0000, Pedro Venda (SYSADM) wrote:
    > Jim Nelson wrote:
    > >DervishD wrote:
    >
    > the exact same happened to me, but my case was with ntfs. zip processes
    > just got stuch in "D" state because of some unhandled names... i
    > couldn't kill the processes. i don't think this is an easy thing to do,
    > tough it should be possible to kill -9 these processes and make them exit.
    >
    > is this feasible?
    >
    The correct approach here is to fix ntfs so it doesn't make processes
    wait forever for anything. There is no need for a workaround.

    Helge Hafting
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