LKBEN11063: Posix error 3: No such process


You get the error message: No such process




This message can come up in various situation under linux.

SIOCADDRT: No such process
Failed to bring up eth0

This can be caused by mainboards who swap the eth0 and eth1 at boot time.

Most of the time it really says what it is.

Start vim on a system
Now we search the process PID

ps aux|grep vim
lubby  6873  0.7  0.9   4996  2460 pts/0    S+   09:42   0:00 vim

We demand it to be killed
kill 6873

The process is killed
Now we do it again
kill 6873 and will have the error: -bash: kill: (6873) - No such process


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.