In <4CC060B6.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Ron Johnson wrote: >On 10/21/2010 10:27 AM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote: >[snip] > >> 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 reclaimed. -KILL is unlikely to even been *seen* by the application, even if it attempted to install a signal handler for it. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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