Repost: process table shows already killed processes

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Thu Mar 11 05:23:00 GMT 1999


Could the problem be a timing issue, where syslogd has more buffers to
flush before disappearing or perhaps processing some event and
captures the kill event before shutting down?  I notice that you've
killed the processes in the reverse order that you started them, what
happens if you kill syslogd first?

---Corinna Vinschen <corinna.vinschen@cityweb.de> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> 
> I have asked this already on 2/26/99:
> 
> ----- snip -----
> Hi!
> 
> Imagine the following:
> 
> Via service manager, I have installed three processes `portmap',
> `syslogd' and `inetd'. If I login now via simple console
> window, I can see the following process table:
> 
>         /home/admin[1]$ ps -ef
>              UID    PID   PPID TTY     STIME COMMAND
>           system   1003      1  -1  13:11:17
/usr/local/sbin/syslogd.exe
>           system   1004      1  -1  13:11:18
/usr/local/sbin/portmap.exe
>           system   1005      1  -1  13:11:18 /usr/local/sbin/inetd.exe
>         administ   1006   1006  -1  13:11:26 /usr/bin/tcsh.exe
>         administ   1009   1006  -1  13:11:29 /usr/bin/ps
> 
> Now I call the KILL.EXE from NTReskit:
> 
>         /home/admin[2]$ KILL.EXE inetd
>         process #286 [inetd.exe] killed
>         /home/admin[3]$ KILL.EXE portmap
>         process #148 [portmap.exe] killed
>         /home/admin[4]$ KILL.EXE syslogd
>         process #295 [syslogd.exe] killed
> 
> And, at last, I take a look into the process table:
> 
>         /home/admin[5]$ ps -ef
>              UID    PID   PPID TTY     STIME COMMAND
>           system   1003      1  -1  13:11:17
/usr/local/sbin/syslogd.exe
>         administ   1006   1006  -1  13:11:26 /usr/bin/tcsh.exe
>         administ   1018   1006  -1  13:15:04 /usr/bin/ps
> 
> ???The syslogd is still in the table??? Ok, next try:
> 
>         /home/admin[6]$ ps -ef
>              UID    PID   PPID TTY     STIME COMMAND
>         administ   1006   1006  -1  13:11:26 /usr/bin/tcsh.exe
>         administ   1019   1006  -1  13:16:30 /usr/bin/ps
> 
> Oh, on the second try, the already killed processes are erased
> from the table! This behaviour is 100% reproducable.
> 
> Could somebody explain this behaviour? I would like to change it
> to the expected one, if it's possible.
> 
> Regards,
> Corinna
> 
> 
> 

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