killpgrp






killpgrp − kill all processes in the same process group


killpgrp

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.

killpgrp takes no arguments.

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

amanda(8)

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