Re: Behavior under swap catastrophe?

Ray Auchterlounie (
Sat, 15 Feb 1997 15:49:05 GMT

In article <>
Olaf Titz <> wrote:
>If init ever dies, the system is toast and needs the reset button.
>Even a clean shutdown is impossible, since nothing will wait() for
>exited processes, their process table slots and therefore their
>working directories remain in zombie state, and umount fails.

mount -ro remount

Might get you a clean shutdown - I've found it works sometimes when a
process fails to die. A working "umount -f" would be nicer...


Ray Auchterlounie                     <>
         "Forty Two! Is that all you've got to show for 
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