Warning about ultra-confusing thing

Mike Hearn mh at codeweavers.com
Mon Jun 7 15:40:13 CDT 2004

Hi all,

Sometimes it is convenient to do a "killall -9 wine-pthread" to kill Wine
for whatever reason. This no longer works:

$ ps ax | grep wine-pthread | grep -v grep
10425 pts/4    S      0:00 /opt/wine/bin/wine-pthread notepad.exe

$ killall wine-pthread
wine-pthread: no process killed
$ killall wine-preloader

Huh? WTF is going on here? Well, it seems that "ps" and "killall" look at
different places to get the process name, so despite the fact that it
appears as wine-pthread in the process list, you must use the name
wine-preloader in order to send it signals from the command line.

There are reasons for this, which will hopefully become clear when I
submit my docs on the Wine init process. For now, you have been warned.

thanks -mike

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