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

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 05:19:42 EST

Linus Torvalds writes:
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Simon Kirby wrote:

>> it kills everything _and_ itself. I frequently use "kill -9 -1" to kill
>> everything except my shell, and now I'll have to kill everything else
>> manually, one by one.
> I do agree, I've used "kill -9 -1" myself.


On a Digital UNIX system, I do "/bin/kill -9 -1" often. I expect it to
kill the shell. This is a nice way to quickly log out and wipe out any
background processes that might try to save state or continue running.

So the standards violation isn't appreciated by all.
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