[torqueusers] Re: kill_delay
csamuel at vpac.org
Tue Feb 27 15:29:47 MST 2007
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Garrick Staples wrote:
> But why loop over SIGKILL? It is untrappable and will eventually be
> delivered even if the process is stuck in IO wait.
Should eventually be delivered, but certainly there has been a Linux kernel
bug in the past that could cause the process not to receive SIGKILL.. :-(
>>>we experienced some interesting behaviour with an out of
>>>memory condition caused by signal handling (on s390x).
>>>The following program ran our system in an OOM situation
>>>and couldn't be killed because the SIGKILL signal couldn't
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