[Openmcl-devel] Can't get rid of a "crashed" process

Gary Byers gb at clozure.com
Thu Jul 18 11:11:18 UTC 2013


That sounds like a bug.

I'm not sure how the process entered the reset state (choosing the
"reset this thread" restart from the standard REPL's break loop would
be one way ...), but (a) PROCESS-KILL should ideally do the right
thing if the target thread is in the reset state and it doesn't seem to
(b) the right thing may involve presetting and enabling the process
so that it can run (and it needs to run in order to exit cleanly) and
PROCESS-ENABLE seems to want to wait for something that (at first glance)
seems to have already happened; I'd need to take more than a first glance
at it to have a better idea than I do of what's happening there.

If you're exiting the break loop via a restart that offers to reset the
current thread ... that probably isn't what you want to do (though it
shouldn't leave you with this zombie thread that refuses to fully die ...)
(I don't know how you're exiting the break loop or what development 
environment you're using or what restarts are available ...)

If you report this via Trac, it's less likely to be forgotten about than
if you don't.

On Thu, 18 Jul 2013, Andreas Thiele wrote:

> 
> Hello,
> 
> ?
> 
> sometimes I can?t get rid of a process. At the moment the process caused an
> error which I analyzed at the console. Afterwards the process was in state
> ?Reset? and I was not able to process-kill or process-abort it.
> 
> ?
> 
> Are there any hints on this matter available?
> 
> ?
> 
> Best Regards
> 
> Andreas
> 
> 
>



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