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Manual Scilab >> Computações Paralelas com PVM > pvm_kill


Terminates a specified PVM process.

Calling Sequence

[infos] = pvm_kill(tids)



row of integer, task identifier of the PVM process to be killed (not yourself).


row of integer, status code returned by the routine. Values less than zero indicate an error.


pvm_kill sends a terminate (SIGTERM) signal to the PVM process identified by tids.

In the case of multiprocessors the terminate signal is replaced with a host dependent method for killing a process.

The array infos can be checked to determine the status for each process. Values less than zero indicate an error, while zero values indicate a success.

pvm_kill is not designed to kill the calling process. To kill yourself in C call pvm_exit() followed by quit().

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Wed Jan 26 16:24:43 CET 2011