mysql_waitpid(1) — Linux manual page


MARIADB-WAITPID(1)       MariaDB Database System      MARIADB-WAITPID(1)

NAME         top

       mariadb-waitpid - kill process and wait for its termination
       (mysql_waitpid is now a symlink to mariadb-waitpid)

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql_waitpid [options] pid wait_time

DESCRIPTION         top

       mysql_waitpid signals a process to terminate and waits for the
       process to exit. It uses the kill() system call and Unix signals,
       so it runs on Unix and Unix-like systems.

       Invoke mysql_waitpid like this:

           shell> mysql_waitpid [options] pid wait_time

       mysql_waitpid sends signal 0 to the process identified by pid and
       waits up to wait_time seconds for the process to terminate.  pid
       and wait_time must be positive integers.

       If process termination occurs within the wait time or the process
       does not exist, mysql_waitpid returns 0. Otherwise, it returns 1.

       If the kill() system call cannot handle signal 0, mysql_waitpid()
       uses signal 1 instead.

       mysql_waitpid supports the following options:

       •   --help, -?, -I

           Display a help message and exit.

       •   --verbose, -v

           Verbose mode. Display a warning if signal 0 could not be used
           and signal 1 is used instead.

       •   --version, -V

           Display version information and exit.

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       2010-2020 MariaDB Foundation

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SEE ALSO         top

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AUTHOR         top

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MariaDB 10.8                   15 May 2020            MARIADB-WAITPID(1)