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    SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>
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    In message <Pine.LNX.3.96.980812092024.865A-100000@einstein.london.sco.com>, Ti
    gran Aivazian wrote:
    } On Tue, 11 Aug 1998, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
    } > 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.
    } When one is killed one cannot care even if one had such intentions while
    } being alive.

    Oh come on. If it's killed with anything other than signal 9, it can
    clean up before exiting.

    } > 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).
    } Well, what if you kill -9 the wrapper too?

    If you kill -9 the wrapper, you get what you deserve. What if you pour
    water over the motherboard while the machine is running? Should the kernel
    attempt to guard against that as well?

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    Jon Hamilton
    hamilton@pobox.com


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