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# 8  
Old 10-16-2009
"kill -9" is never a good advice though, too much cow-boy style.

As I suggested previously, you should first figure out what these processes are and have them stopped gently instead.
# 9  
Old 10-17-2009
Thanks for all the feedback.

I managed to solve it by...

# volmgt stop

physically ejecting CD

# volmgt start
# 10  
Old 10-17-2009
Originally Posted by jlliagre
"kill -9" is never a good advice though, too much cow-boy style.

As I suggested previously, you should first figure out what these processes are and have them stopped gently instead.
Yepee-Ky-yay, Hans.

It's the cdrom directory. He's trying to remove the cd. Why is it never good advice to use -9?
# 11  
Old 10-17-2009
# 12  
Old 10-17-2009
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
.. i take it that's in response to what I posted.. what am I supposed to be? Impressed? "Educated" by a random link? I don't see anything in that link that even resembles technical writing, just a "this may happen because I think it may happen" statement.
# 13  
Old 10-17-2009
i realy don't care if you are impressed or not... this is the article from the "useless use of ..." series which i posted without any comment cause it doesn't impress or confess me... it's just what i think the comment earlier was about.
# 14  
Old 10-17-2009
It's a matter of best practices.

As pointed out by the document referenced by the link, sigkill cannot be caught. Hence, a process cannot exit nicely. This is not a good thing on a mission critical system.

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