killpgrp

killpgrp(8)                       User Manuals                       killpgrp(8)



NAME
       killpgrp - kill all processes in the same process group

SYNOPSIS
       killpgrp

DESCRIPTION
       Kills all processes in its process group when a process group leader is
       killed.

       This program needs to be called by the client uid defined in amanda, and
       is used to kill VDUMP, VXDUMP, and XFSDUMP in a safe manner. It is called
       by sendsize, the amanda client software.

       killpgrp send a SIGTERM to all processes in its process group. If a
       process in the group does not exit after three seconds and does not
       answer, killpgp will send a SIGKILL.

OPTIONS
       killpgrp takes no arguments.

SECURITY
       killpgrp needs to be setuid root unless amanda is compiled with
       DONT_SUID_ROOT.

SEE ALSO
       amanda(8)

AUTHOR
       Manpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbranco@br.ibm.com>



User Manuals                      May 16, 2006                       killpgrp(8)