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

From: Martin Josefsson (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 09:03:27 EST

On Sat, 15 Dec 2001, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

> 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.
> This means: EVERYTHING DIE DIE DIE!!!!
> 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.

Works the same way in Solaris. 'kill -9 -1' kills your running shell


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