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Date:      Fri, 8 Nov 1996 11:34:48 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        John Duncan <jddst19+@pitt.edu>
Cc:        Bill Harrison <bill@mis.ashrae.org>, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Dumb Question
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961108113342.16871G-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <32835195.41C67EA6@pitt.edu>

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On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, John Duncan wrote:

> > What does a message from the kernel mean when it "exits on signal 1"
> 
> It means you caught a SIGHUP, a hangup signal. Other things generate
> hangups as well. The application usually exits fine with those. 
> 
> On a different note, for others who read this message, why do SIGTERM
> and SIGKILL work nicely, but a SIGQUIT, which sounds nice and all, dump
> core most of the time?

Because the apps you may be using may handle SIGTERM and SIGKILL nicely,
but not SIGQUIT; the default action on SIGQUIT is to core dump.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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