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SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>
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.
> 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?
> The machine doesn' t hang.
sorry - typo. I actually explained to someone else that the machine does
NOT hang - it is just the display mode is left as graphics so I can't
believe I said it myself.
> Andrea[s] Arcangeli

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