Bug 3780 - Command kill -9 -1 hang all the system
Command kill -9 -1 hang all the system
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-07-07 20:49 EDT by gmourani
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-01 16:02:23 EDT
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Description gmourani 1999-07-07 20:49:19 EDT
When typing kill -9 -1 on the command line under X interface
, all RH Linux system will hang.

------- Additional Comments From notting@redhat.com  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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