Kubuntu/Ubuntu does not remove everything from memory at shutdown

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 07:39:53 UTC 2010

On 6 March 2010 00:37, Steve Morris <samorris at netspace.net.au> wrote:
> I am having the issue on a desktop system that is running Kubuntu/Ubuntu
> 9.10, Mandriva 2010.0 and Win 7. I do not necessarily agree that it is an
> ACPI issue as Mandriva is very heavily into using ACPI (although one way to
> test this is to turn ACPI off in the kernel at boot time). In my view the
> solution to the issue is simple, Mandriva issues a global killall command as
> the last thing before shutting down, Ubuntu should do the same thing.

Ubuntu do that to, at least on my Kubuntu 9.10 system. In
/etc/init.d/killprocs there is first a SIGTERM signal sent to all
processes with killall5 then a SIGCONT and as last option a SIGKILL.
>From console I see the messages from /etc/init.d/killprocs so I know
it's running when I shut down the PC.

/ Jonas

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