Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Problem with AOLServer respawning

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
FYI, while habitually kill -9'ing anything, AOLserver included,
usually doesn't sound like a very good idea, I've seen it done many,
many times, on Solaris, and I can't remember ever seeing it have any
bad effects.  (There was suspicion way back when - at least two years
ago now I think - that it might be related to leaving lots of orphaned
Oracle connection processes on the box, but that problem has long
since vanished.)

So I'd say go ahead and kill -9 AOLserver if you think you need to.  It
doesn't seem to hurt anything.  Perhaps ask on the AOLserver list if
you want an expert opinion.