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SubjectRe: [RFC] un petite hack: /proc/*/ctl
On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 04:33:54AM +0300, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 12:23:19AM +0000, Chris Boot wrote:
> > On 29 Nov 2005, at 0:28, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > >echo kill >/proc/$PID/ctl
> > > send SIGKILL to process
> > >
> > >echo term >/proc/$PID/ctl
> > > send SIGTERM to process
> >
> > Pardon me for my ignorance, but what's wrong with the following?
> >
> > kill -KILL $PID
> > and
> > kill -TERM $PID
>
> kill(1) existence.

This is non sense, kill is included in the shell ! And if you need to
agressively reduce a binary size, a simple call to kill() will be
shorter than sprintf(), open(), write(), close().

> Not that I'm seriously proposing patch for inclusion.

so please don't pollute the list with useless patches that take time
to review.

Regards,
Willy

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