This procedure completely clears and restarts the spooler system. All jobs currently queued for processing are deleted and must be resubmitted. Use it when you cannot troubleshoot an inoperative spooler. You must be the root user to perform this task.
stopsrc -s qdaemon ps-ef | grep qd
where PIDNumbers are PIDs resulting from the ps command. You may find qdfork.
ps -ef | grep pio kill -9 PIDNumbers
where PIDNumbers are PIDs resulting from the ps command. You may find pioformat or pioout.
rm /var/spool/lpd/stat/*_dev_* rm /var/spool/lpd/stat/s*
The file /var/spool/lpd/stat/numfile contains an integer representing the last job number that was assigned. If you don't care if the job numbering scheme restarts, you can just enter:
rm /var/spool/lpd/qdir/* rm /var/spool/qdaemon/*
startsrc -s qdaemon
While issuing the ps commands, you may find a process whose parent process ID (PPID) is 1. If these processes cannot be killed by kill -9, you must re-boot the system to get rid of these processes.