killpgrp (8) - Linux Man Pages

killpgrp: kill all processes in the same process group

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.

AUTHOR

Manpage written by Rodrigo Rubira Branco <rrbranco [at] br.ibm.com>

SEE ALSO

amanda(8)