Re: OT: killall is unreliable.

From: Frank van Maarseveen (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 16:41:08 EST

On Wed, May 24, 2000 at 03:22:01PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> >
> > question: why killall did not work ??
> Recall that killall parses proc, and you'll know that it _couldnot
> haveworked_.
I've had several incidents with RH 6.1 killall on 2.2.14. Terminating a PPP
connection with "killall pppd" occasionally puts my box in a different
runlevel, gracefully stopping most daemons but not even touching pppd.

Other incidents with non-root users seen as well.


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