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Re: XFS and Power Failures [Was: Linux filesystems]

In <[🔎] 4CC060B6.9060302@cox.net>, Ron Johnson wrote:
>On 10/21/2010 10:27 AM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
>> BTW, a kill -9 ... the application is allowed to do it's own cleanup;
>Are you sure?  SIGKILL is the unignorable "die *now*".

Sorry, there is a missing "not" there.  My point was that -KILL prevents the 
process itself from cleaning up, but other kernel tasks "triggered" by the 
process are still running and may do "cleanup" sometime after the pid has been 

-KILL is unlikely to even been *seen* by the application, even if it attempted 
to install a signal handler for it.
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