Hi,

I am using a critical System z host which cannot be rebooted.
But when I ran vgdisplay in SLES 10 SP4, it went into uninterruptable sleep.
Now I couldnt kill the processes.

Can someone give me suggestions how to kill these process and how to prevent them in future.
I can not reboot the host.
>top
7457 root 17 0 2912 1588 1016 D 0.0 0.3 0:00.03 vgdisplay
7812 root 18 0 2912 1588 1016 D 0.0 0.3 0:00.03 vgdisplay
7815 root 20 0 2912 1588 1016 D 0.0 0.3 0:00.03 vgdisplay
7816 root 18 0 3152 1684 1100 D 0.0 0.3 0:00.03 vgdisplay
7888 root 18 0 3152 1680 1096 D 0.0 0.3 0:00.03 vgdisplay\

seqe00132:~ # ps -ef | grep vgdis
root 7457 1 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 vgdisplay -v nn
root 7812 1 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 vgdisplay -v /dev/nn
root 7815 1 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 vgdisplay -v /dev/nn
root 7816 1 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 vgdisplay -v
root 7888 1 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 vgdisplay
root 7971 1 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 sh -c PATH=/etc:/sbin:/usr/sbin; export PATH; LC_ALL=C; export LC_ALL; vgdisplay 2>&1
root 7972 7971 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 vgdisplay
root 7978 1 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 sh -c PATH=/etc:/sbin:/usr/sbin; export PATH; LC_ALL=C; export LC_ALL; vgdisplay 2>&1
root 7979 7978 0 Aug09 ? 00:00:00 vgdisplay

-Sathish