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studentprojects:shutdownprotocol [2014/11/11 08:52] (current)
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 +===== Shutdown protocol =====
 +When Minix is shutting down PM broadcast a KILL signal to all processes. That is not the best way to do it as it is racy and requires many asynchronous messages between PM and VFS
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 +The goal of this project is:
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 +  * separate killing POSIX processes from the rest of the system
 +  * shut down system processes in the right order, e.g. filesystems before the disk drivers and not the otherway around
 +  * remove the requirement of buffering of many asynchronous messages
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 +This change should make the shutdown always consistent and deadlock free.
  
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