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kill and kill -9

I am trying to understand why kill -9 is preferred over plain killby most developers. Is it just the case of impatience? I understand that there might be cases where "kill -9" has to be done for process might misbehave by ignoring the other flavors of kill signal. But I believe all modern server programs add a shutdown hook. In these cases, is it better that developers favor "kill" over "kill -9" as that might give the process a chance to do minimally required cleanup?

Date: February, 07 2007

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