Subject: Re: kill(1) a pid after timeout
To: None <>
From: Michael van Elst <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/25/2007 05:04:12 writes:

>that kill -t means "send the signal to the process, and if it hasn't
>exited within the timeout period, send it a KILL signal".

The PID could be reused, then a different process will get the
KILL signal.

I'd rather see a 'runsomethingwithtimeout' command than such a
flag to kill.
                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."