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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 00:49:38 +0200
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On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 06:16:30PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> You misunderstand the point of the function.
> All that sort of friendly shutdown has already taken place when you get there.

Where?  In some code not yet written or integrated?

As I see it, reboot at the shell will take you directly to S_startup_reboot.

As we don't have any other method yet (seems we don't even have a sane way
to enter single user mode from multi user), and init does notify_shutdown
there, it should also do the SIGHUP-SIGTERM-SIGKILL from kill_multi_user.

If we had a way to go to single user (do we?), I would also be satisfied
with telling people to enter that before typing reboot, until we have


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