Keeping an eye on hung system calls..

Aaron Trevena aaron.trevena at
Tue Jun 6 11:54:19 BST 2006

On 06/06/06, Toby Corkindale <tjc at> wrote:
> Both methods are kind of ugly though.. The system() call is expensive enough as
> it is (including it's own fork&exec), and I'd still need to find a mechanism to
> make sure I can kill the system-child of the worker fork-or-thread, as well as
> just the worker.

You could use Killfam to ensure a process and all it's children are
sent the kill signal.


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