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Re: F11: kill -9 doesn't work



On 07/26/2009 12:46 AM, Alan Cox wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 22:24:57 +0100
Terry Barnaby<terry1 beam ltd uk>  wrote:

On 07/25/2009 09:03 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:57:14 +0100
Terry Barnaby wrote:

In my eyes as an old Unix
developer standards are slipping ...
I dunno. Perhaps the oldest code in Unix is the code that
generates corefile, and you've never been able to kill -9
that once a process starts coredumping multiple gigabytes
over a slow NFS link. I wish they'd put a check in there :-).

At least that would finish eventually and the system
would continue running :)

Linux fixed that one. You can also core dump to dump directory, or
through a core dumper helper application.
I must admit the state of the Fedora 11 release has pushed me further
to the point of view that we need a sea change in OS/programming
design. Things seem to have got over complicated and convoluted with
to many undocumented layers and many ways of doing the same thing
adding to the complexity. The state of a Linux release to the end
user (and developer) does not seem to have improved much in the last
4 years. It seems, to me, that a plateau has been reached, with many
changes occurring, but things not improving....

Mind you it does look visually different (if you like that sort
of thing) :)



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