[Novalug] killing processes
itismike at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 23:23:59 EST 2007
I did some Googling because I was curious and it looks like you may
have to go after the parents, or reboot as you stated earlier. I
learned that what I thought was backwards: kill -15 is actually
'nicer' than kill -9. I had those reversed:
On 2/5/07, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> Believe you are correct, I should have said:
> I have a process that will not die when I do a "kill -9 Process#".
> > Jay - I don't mean to point out the obvious, but are you doing this as
> > root or using sudo?
> > Please be more descriptive than "[so-and-so] doesn't work." What does
> > it do when it "doesn't work"? Return a permission error? A different
> > error? No error at all?
> > If the latter, be sure that the process numbers are the same before
> > and after the kill command - some processes will restart themselves
> > when killed, which will be indicated by a new PID.
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