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1.180.  psmisc

1.180.1.  RHBA-2009:0439: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:0439
An updated psmisc package that fixes a bug is now available.
The psmisc package contains utilities for managing processes on your system: pstree, killall, and fuser. The pstree command displays a tree structure of all of the running processes on your system. The killall command sends a specified signal (SIGTERM if nothing is specified) to processes identified by name. The fuser command identifies the PIDs of processes that are using specified files or file systems.
This updated psmisc package fixes the following bug:
  • calling the command "fuser -m <device>" failed to detect open files on a file system that had been lazily unmounted (by calling "umount -l <device>", for example). The fuser utility detects open files on lazily-unmounted file systems with this updated package.
All users of psmisc are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

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