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Bug 3780 - Command kill -9 -1 hang all the system
Summary: Command kill -9 -1 hang all the system
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-07-08 00:49 UTC by gmourani
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-01 20:02:23 UTC

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Description gmourani 1999-07-08 00:49:19 UTC
When typing kill -9 -1 on the command line under X interface
, all RH Linux system will hang.

------- Additional Comments From  06/29/99 12:45 -------
If you do this as root, it probably will. Don't do that.
If you do it as a user, it in theory should work, but remember:
sending kill -9 to programs that
a) grab mouse & keyboard input (xscreensaver & the like)
b) talk to the hardware at a low level (the X server)
can generally be a bad idea...

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