killpgrp man page
killpgrp — kill all processes in the same process group
Kills all processes in its process group when a process group leader is killed.
This program needs to be called by the client uid defined in amanda, and is used to kill VDUMP, VXDUMP, and XFSDUMP in a safe manner. It is called by sendsize, the amanda client software.
killpgrp send a SIGTERM to all processes in its process group. If a process in the group does not exit after three seconds and does not answer, killpgp will send a SIGKILL.
killpgrp takes no arguments.
killpgrp needs to be setuid root unless amanda is compiled with DONT_SUID_ROOT.
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