Question about kill

marco atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Fri May 4 12:16:00 GMT 2012


On 5/4/2012 2:11 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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.
>

I had the impression he needs the last resort...

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