Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3780
Command kill -9 -1 hang all the system
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
When typing kill -9 -1 on the command line under X interface
, all RH Linux system will hang.
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 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...