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    SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>
    On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

    >Hello guys,
    >Yes, it *is* very much a kernel issue. What happens if you kill -9 the X

    It' s not a kernel issue. If the X server run in iopl() and own the video
    card, _it_ must care that everything will return OK when it' s killed.

    It' s possible using a X wrapper that run as root (not as user) and wait
    for the child to die (once the X child is died the wrapper can restore the
    text console fine).

    >server? The machine hangs because the kernel does not sanify the

    The machine doesn' t hang.

    Andrea[s] Arcangeli

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