Subject: Re: kill(1) a pid after timeout
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Doran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/24/2007 22:50:02
On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 10:47:46AM -0700, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> I occasionally have the need to kill a process iff it has been running
> for longer than N seconds. Instead of parsing the output of ps(1) and
> then calling kill(1) myself, I have attached a patch to add the "-t
> timeout" flag to kill(1).
> Does that seem useful to others as well?
When would this do something different than ulimit & SIGXCPU?