Re: [PATCH] kill(-1,sig)

Date: Fri Dec 14 2001 - 16:22:34 EST

> Of course, a language lawyer will call "self" a "system process"

No, the standard very explicitly allow signalling oneself.
(And Linux also allowed that, e.g. in kill(0,sig), only until now
not in kill(-1,sig).)

>> Argh, I hate this. I fail to see what progress a process could make
>> if it kills everything _and_ itself.

Note that kill() is just a function that sends a signal.
The signal may well be SIGWINCH or SIGSTOP or so.

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