The following information describes the pdump tool, its options and uses.
Extracts and gathers information from a running process
Using the script
Step 1. Determine what process is hung.
If you suspect a process is hung, first find its <pid#> using the ps command. Then, using proctree <pid#> , check if that process has child processes that it might be waiting on. If the parent process is waiting on a child process, then you should first try running pdump.sh on the last child found in the proctree.
Step 2. Run pdump on the process.
Where <pid#> is the process id that is suspected to be hung or looping.
If you cannot determine which specific process is hung, you may simply run pdump.sh against PID 1 (the init process) as a start point for investigation
More support for:
Operating system(s): AIX
Reference #: ools650ae3be
Modified date: 25 January 2018
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