[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot unable to kill processes on windows slaves

Jonathan Rogers j.w.rogers at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 00:27:01 UTC 2009

We are having trouble with buildbot being unable to kill off processes on a
windows slave.

The slave is running on windows vista in a command shell (not as a service).

The error we get is "buildbot.slave.commands.TimeoutError: SIGKILL failed to
kill process". It seems to occur any time buildbot tries to kill a process
(be it via the "Stop Build" button or timing out).

The annoying thing is that it requires someone to manually kill off the
process before another build can run because the next build is unable to
delete the directory due to the executable being locked.

Any ideas on how to solve this issue would be appreciated.

-- Jonathan
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