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In linux for a typical reboot/restart what is the standard amount of time given for a process to shutdown once given the term signal before the system kills it?

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migrated from Jul 4 '11 at 2:13

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For the upstart(7) init(8) replacement, each task can specify its own timeout with the timeout keyword. If the task doesn't specify a timeout, then a default is used:

 * The default length of time to wait after sending a process the TERM
 * signal before sending the KILL signal if it hasn't terminated.
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