3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2012 10:52 PM by User390560 RSS

    unable to kill the format process

    User390560
      unable to kill the format process. please suggest.


      bash-2.05# cat /etc/release
      Solaris 9 9/04 s9s_u7wos_09 SPARC
      Copyright 2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
      Use is subject to license terms.
      Assembled 29 June 2004

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      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# ps -ef|grep -i format
      root 5171 5067 0 Oct 26 ? 0:00 format
      root 7677 1 0 Oct 29 ? 0:00 format
      root 4780 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 19530 15622 0 18:20:14 ? 0:00 format
      root 19858 1 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 12096 21088 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 5150 17141 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 11168 22526 0 18:08:17 ? 0:00 format
      root 21726 18127 0 16:59:14 pts/20 0:00 grep -i format
      root 2642 1 0 Oct 24 ? 0:00 format
      root 11180 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# kill 5171
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# ps -ef|grep -i format
      root 5171 5067 0 Oct 26 ? 0:00 format
      root 7677 1 0 Oct 29 ? 0:00 format
      root 4780 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 19530 15622 0 18:20:14 ? 0:00 format
      root 19858 1 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 22086 18127 0 16:59:31 pts/20 0:00 grep -i format
      root 12096 21088 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 5150 17141 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 11168 22526 0 18:08:17 ? 0:00 format
      root 2642 1 0 Oct 24 ? 0:00 format
      root 11180 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# kill -9 5171
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# ps -ef|grep -i format
      root 5171 5067 0 Oct 26 ? 0:00 format
      root 7677 1 0 Oct 29 ? 0:00 format
      root 4780 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 19530 15622 0 18:20:14 ? 0:00 format
      root 19858 1 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 12096 21088 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 5150 17141 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 11168 22526 0 18:08:17 ? 0:00 format
      root 2642 1 0 Oct 24 ? 0:00 format
      root 11180 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 22214 18127 0 16:59:37 pts/20 0:00 grep -i format
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# kill -9 5171 7677 4780 19530 19858 12096 5150 11168 2642 11180
      bash-2.05# ps -ef|grep -i format
      root 5171 5067 0 Oct 26 ? 0:00 format
      root 7677 1 0 Oct 29 ? 0:00 format
      root 4780 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 19530 15622 0 18:20:14 ? 0:00 format
      root 19858 1 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 12096 21088 0 Oct 23 ? 0:00 format
      root 5150 17141 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      root 22903 18127 0 17:00:08 pts/20 0:00 grep -i format
      root 11168 22526 0 18:08:17 ? 0:00 format
      root 2642 1 0 Oct 24 ? 0:00 format
      root 11180 1 0 Oct 25 ? 0:00 format
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# pgrep -l format
      5171 format
      7677 format
      4780 format
      19530 format
      19858 format
      12096 format
      5150 format
      11168 format
      2642 format
      11180 format
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# pkill format
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05# pgrep -l format
      5171 format
      7677 format
      4780 format
      19530 format
      19858 format
      12096 format
      5150 format
      11168 format
      2642 format
      11180 format
      bash-2.05#
      bash-2.05#
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        • 1. Re: unable to kill the format process
          User390560
          do not want to reboot the server.
          • 2. Re: unable to kill the format process
            800381
            Try an explicit "kill -9 ..." on each process and see what happens.

            If that doesn't work, you'll either have to wait or reboot.

            There's probably an underlying hardware error or misconfiguration somewhere amongst your disk drives.
            • 3. Re: unable to kill the format process
              User390560
              I have already tried “kill -9 .. “ but not success. .. These processes are running from the last 2-3 days.
              facing this issue just after unmapped a LUN from the storage. tried to unconfigure with cfgadm and run cfgadm force_lip too to update cfgadm output but did not work for me.


              Any other option can resolve this without reboot.





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              bash-2.05# cfgadm -al
              Ap_Id Type Receptacle Occupant Condition
              c0 scsi-bus connected configured unknown
              c0::dsk/c0t0d0 CD-ROM connected configured unknown
              c1 scsi-bus connected configured unknown
              c1::dsk/c1t0d0 disk connected configured unknown
              c1::dsk/c1t1d0 disk connected configured unknown
              c1::dsk/c1t2d0 disk connected configured unknown
              c2 fc-fabric connected configured unknown
              c2::200600a0b8484b26 disk connected configured unknown
              c2::200700a0b8484b25 disk connected configured unknown
              c2::5006016144601357 disk connected configured unknown
              c2::5006016146e00c97           disk         connected    configured   unusable
              c2::5006016146e04db1 disk connected configured unknown
              c2::5006016844601357 disk connected configured unknown
              c2::5006016846e00c97           disk         connected    configured   unusable
              c2::5006016846e04db1 disk connected configured unknown
              c3 fc connected unconfigured unknown
              c4 scsi-bus connected unconfigured unknown
              c5 fc-fabric connected configured unknown
              c5::200600a0b8484b25 disk connected configured unknown
              c5::200700a0b8484b26 disk connected configured unknown
              c5::5006016044601357 disk connected configured unknown
              c5::5006016046e00c97           disk         connected    configured   unusable
              c5::5006016046e04db1 disk connected configured unknown
              c5::5006016944601357 disk connected configured unknown
              c5::5006016946e00c97           disk         connected    configured   unusable
              c5::5006016946e04db1 disk connected configured unknown
              c6 fc connected unconfigured unknown
              usb0/1 unknown empty unconfigured ok
              usb0/2 unknown empty unconfigured ok
              usb1/1 unknown empty unconfigured ok
              usb1/2 unknown empty unconfigured ok
              bash-2.05#
              bash-2.05#
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