how do i know the success of Bind Upgrade

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Tue Jun 18 23:46:07 UTC 2002

those who know me have no need of my name wrote:

> in comp.protocols.dns.bind i read:
> >Then I did kill -9 `cat /var/run/`
> don't do that.  (where the hell do people get the -9 habbit?)

Shortsightedness. Some newbie admins come to see kill -9 as simply a
more "reliable" form of kill, not realizing that depriving the victim
process of a chance to clean up often leaves debris and/or causes data
corruption/inconsistency, and can thereby cause more work in the long

- Kevin

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