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Using kill -9

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Created On: 2 May 2002 10:34 am
Last Edited: 10 Jul 2002 6:48 am

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Can we use SIGKILL (kill -9) to kill the webx-go process? Would it corrupt the database?

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If you do a pstack and DO NOT see a thread whose stack includes a routine named ChBgSave, then it is safe to kill the process, otherwise yes the database will probably end up corrupted (in which case restore from a webx generated backup).