Question about kill

Eric Blake
Fri May 4 12:11:00 GMT 2012

On 05/04/2012 05:51 AM, marco atzeri wrote:

> Usually
>   kill -9 your_program_name
> works very well

Usually 'kill -9 your_program' is overkill; it forcefully terminates the
program with SIGKILL, which means the program has no chance to clean up
after itself, and can leave your file system in a mess for the next time
you attempt to run the program.  You should reserve this for a
last-ditch effort, only after the nicer 'kill your_program' (SIGTERM) or
'kill -s INT' (SIGINT) both result in no action.

Eric Blake    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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