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Diagnose and recover from a coreservicesd hang
Authored by: stetner on Oct 17, '03 08:20:26PM

Kill does not 'restart' processes, it sends a signal to them, and if they catch the signal they can restart themselves. If they don't catch it (or ignore it), they die. If they have been started by a watchdog type process like init, they may be restarted if they have been configured to restart.

Therefore you need to know what the specific process in question will do when 'killed'.

I have not looked into whether coreservices will restart or not, but I am just pointing out that kill will not, in general, 'restart' processes.

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