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Re: Killing processes on system shutdow

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Killing processes on system shutdow
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 00:01:21 +0200
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On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 05:44:18PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > a question regarding init/init.c::reboot_system(): Why do we only kill
> > processes, if we _are_ in a subhurd (i.e.: fakeboot is true)?
> You mean, why not do it for a normal reboot as well?
> Do you wash your hands right before you get into the shower?

Uhhh, for a clean shutdown we should send processes the term signal,
to give them a chance to terminate voluntarily, maybe they have some
state they want to save.  In fact, I was under the impression
we did (I remember that shutdown came up before, and you or Thomas said
to me we already kill all processes before shutdown).


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