Some processes stay active after killing its PID

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Nov 27 11:59:09 PST 2007

On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 01:24:56PM -0600, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Honza Holakovsky wrote:
>> Well, didn't know that, "/bin/kill -9 wdfs_PID" works, great
>> Thanks a lot, after your advice I read an article about csh built-in
>> commands, never heard of it from any fbsd handbook...
> I am completely baffled why this worked.  Why would /bin/kill -9 work when 
> the built in csh kill -9 wouldn't?

According to the manual page for the built-in kill command, it
recognizes 'kill -s 9', but not 'kill -9'.

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