You are the systems administrator for a large trust company. Most of the Linux servers in the company host databases that are accessed frequently by company employees. One particular Linux server has been reported as being very slow today. Upon further investigation using the top utility, you found a rogue process that is wasting a great deal of system resources. Unfortunately, the rogue process is a database maintenance program and should be killed with caution.
Which kill signal would you send this process and why?
This signal will try to terminate the process safely.
If the rogue process traps this signal, which other kill signals would you try?
This signal forces a process to reread it's configuration files.
Which command could you use as a last resort to kill the rogue process?
I'm not sure if my second answer is correct and/or if it's correct if there's actually more than one solution at this point.