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kill -9 -1 does not work any more

From: Al Elgert
Subject: kill -9 -1 does not work any more
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 18:13:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.25i

Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: sparc
OS: solaris2.7
Compiler: gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='sparc'
-DCONF_OSTYPE='solaris2.7' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='sparc-sun-solaris2.  
uname output: SunOS ultra18 5.8 Generic_108528-13 sun4u sparc
Machine Type: sparc-sun-solaris2.7

Bash Version: 2.05a
Patch Level: 0
Release Status: release


        $ kill -9 -1
        bash: kill: (1) - Not owner

        "help kill" says:
        be signal numbers for which names should be listed.  Kill is a shell
        builtin for two reasons: it allows job IDs to be used instead of
        process IDs, and, if you have reached the limit on processes that
        you can create, you don't have to start a process to kill another one.

        But what do you do if you call a "fork bomb" (f.e.: perl -e 
        'while(1) {fork();}') and want to kill all your processes ?
        You can't kill them process by process.


Alexander Elgert
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RechnerBetriebsGruppe    TU Darmstadt  (FB 20)   Tel:  +49 06151 16-4333
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