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Subjectsoffice, 2.2.18, cpu 97% idle, loadavg 6.05
linux 2.2.18 with VM-global patch
AMD K6-3/366
Star Office 5.2

I exiting StarOffice, and a little later noticed my loadavg display
widget was showing a high load average. top reports it at 6.

Poking about, I found all the soffice.bin processes still hanging

Looking with top, all the soffice.bin processes are in the 'D N' state.
In top's 'no idle' mode they are listed.

The CPU is hanging around 97% idle, the loadavg has been sitting
at 6+ for almost 15 minutes. It seems likely this state will
continue forever.

I tried a 'kill' on all the soffice.bin process and there was
no change. a 'kill -9' also had no effect.

What is going on?

Shouldn't I be able to tear down the processes?

Here is status on the soffice.bin process with the lowest PID:

# cat /proc/5294/status
Name: soffice.bin
State: D (disk sleep)
Pid: 5294
PPid: 775
Uid: 101 101 101 101
Gid: 101 101 101 101
Groups: 101 0 10 228 229 500
VmSize: 103600 kB
VmLck: 0 kB
VmRSS: 49588 kB
VmData: 13008 kB
VmStk: 1104 kB
VmExe: 88 kB
VmLib: 73604 kB
SigPnd: 0000000000004100
SigBlk: 0000000080000000
SigIgn: 8000000000001000
SigCgt: 00000003bfc064ff
CapInh: 0000000000000000
CapPrm: 0000000000000000
CapEff: 0000000000000000


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