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Old 01-07-2017, 07:33 PM   #1
bodisha
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exit() system call verses process signals


Hello and thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer me

I've been reading up on process signal calls (sighup, sigint, sigkill & sigterm) and I understand they all have different methods of terminating a running process. From what I've also read is a exit() actually terminates a process.

I'm curious to understand the process Linux goes about to terminating a process with exit() after a process signal has been issued. I've searched google but haven't seen anything that steps thru this. Could someone give me a quick & dirty explanation of this?

Much thanks!
 
Old 01-08-2017, 12:04 PM   #2
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Hi bodisha

Welcome to Linux questions

Did you not get sent to the Wikipedia page?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_(system_call)
 
  


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