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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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