Matt Oquist moquist at majen.net
Tue Sep 4 23:45:44 UTC 2007

Yes -- there is a deliberate 4-second pause on login to allow
processes to die politely before whalloping them with kill -9.

This sounds like another good config file option, d'ya think? :)


Jim Kronebusch wrote:    [Tue Sep 04 2007, 03:51:18PM EDT]
> On Tue, 4 Sep 2007 14:47:57 -0500, Jim Kronebusch wrote
> > Matt, I have let the users test the xterminator program today without their 
> > knowledge :-)
> > 
> > So far I have not had a single stale process left, or a single complaint about 
> > login problems.
> > 
> > The only thing I noticed is that login time increased significantly (if you consider
> > around 5 seconds considerable :-)  I used to click login and was immediately presented
> > the edubuntu splash then my desktop, now I have a blank screen for around 5 
> > seconds then see things as normal.  I assume there is no way around this and 
> > don't see it as a big deal as long as all the other problems have been fixed.
> After re-reading I should probably clarify.  In the last sentence above I meant as long
> as all the other problems are fixed in regards to stale processes.  There are no other
> problems with xterminator :-)
> Jim
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