init and killscripts runlevel 0 & 6

Fabio Fracassi f.fracassi at
Thu Nov 16 11:47:49 PST 2000

On Thursday 16 November 2000 17:21, you wrote:
> At 08:47 AM 11/16/00 -0500, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> <snip explanation on sendsignals script>
> >I'm actually thinking about patching sysvinit not to send those signals
> >and create a script to send those signals. What if you don't want to
> >send TERM but something else. sendsignals is easier to modify than
> >recompiling sysvinit every time you wan to make that change.
> I think it would be better to first run the scripts for runlevel
> and than send the TERM & KILL signals. I makes more sense to me
> fisrt running the 'cleanup' scripts for a runlevel and than terminate
> any remaining processes by sending TERM & KILL
 Isn't this kind of the idea behind it?

You clean up each process via its Killscript, to shut it down properly, and 
if that doesn't work, the annoying Daemons get "shot down" via TERM & KILL


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