Re: Not stopping daemons, where are we?
Felipe Sateler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I still don't understand why a SIGTERM is needed. If proper cleanup
> is not needed, why not just SIGKILL and be done with it? Is there a
> real reason?
My understanding only:
It is preferable for processes to clean up after themselves, which is
the semantic of SIGTERM. Only those processes which were not able to
do so in a timely manner will be abruptly killed with SIGKILL.
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