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SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>

In message <>, 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?

Jon Hamilton

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