Subject: Re: kill(1) a pid after timeout
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Stouder-Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 07/24/2007 21:21:23
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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?
I can see a use for this.
What will kill do after this change if the process exits before the=20
timeout? Further, say another process gets started using the same PID=20
before the timeout. Will it get killed instead?
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