Re: Faster shutdown and the ubuntu "multiuser" update-rc.d extention
> Why is it using -18? Please change that to SIGCONT, it depends on the
> arch what the value should be. See signal(7), which even mentions that
> that is different for ppc/i386.
Historical reasons and because that is what killall5 support, as I
noticed you discovered shortly after you sent this email. :)
> I think it would be nice that in case it needs to send KILL
> for debug purpuses it could:
> - output which processes are still running
Would need a change in the interface and behaviour of killall5, or
perhaps it is enough to do 'ps -ef' or similar? Not sure if it is
useful in non-debugging sessions, though.
> - have some sort of delay before it turns the box off/reboots.
Fairly easy to do, but I am not sure it is a good idea. I would need
to have some idea about how often the SIGKILL part is reached before
doing that. Do not want to slow down the shutdown only to make