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Bug 1155

Summary: Strange timing in killproc()
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jacobn+redhat
Component: initscriptsAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description jacobn+redhat 1999-02-13 22:40:00 UTC
Under RedHat 5.1 and 5.2 in the procedure killproc() (used
during shutdown) the following code appears:

  # TERM first, then KILL if not dead
  kill -TERM $pid
  usleep 100000
  if ps h $pid >/dev/null 2>&1 ; then
          sleep 3
          kill -KILL $pid
  fi

i.e., send TERM, see if it's gone away 100ms later, and if
not *wait another three seconds* then send KILL (AIUI). This
has been giving me 'kill: (nnn) - No such pid' errors during
shutdown (not surprisingly).

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-17 17:15:59 UTC
this is fixed in a later version of initscripts.