Re: emelFM2 lock-up when using the unpack plugin

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  • To: emelfm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 00:19:16 +1000

On Mon, 3 Sep 2007 09:57:33 -0400
"Liviu Andronic" <landronimirc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I'm not sure exactly what xkill does, but it seems to stop the emelfm2 
> > process without cleanup.
> From the xkill man page:
> Description
> "Xkill is a utility for forcing the X server to close connections to clients. 
> "
> Caveats
> "This command does not provide any warranty that the application whose
> connection to the X server is closed will abort nicely, or even abort
> at all. All this command does is to close the connection to the X
> server. Many existing applications do indeed abort when their
> connection to the X server is closed, but some can choose to
> continue."
> Maybe this helps,
e2 doesn't choose to continue. Normally, kill should stop the thing without any 
fuss (and probably xkill is effectively the same as that).

But if the process is hung (meaning there's a problem we should find and fix), 
it needs s SIGKILL to get rid of it.


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