[stunnel-users] How do I kill stunnel?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Wed Jun 25 17:03:16 CEST 2008

On 2008-06-25, Grant Edwards <grante at visi.com> wrote:
> I've got an application that starts stunnel using equivalent of
> a fork/exec.  The stunnel process then appears to fork off
> multiple copies of itself.
> Before the application exits, it needs to stop stunnel.  I send
> a SIGINT to the PID that was created using the fork, but only
> the first "master" copy terminates -- the master stunnel
> process doesn't terminate its children when it exits.  So I end
> up with a bunch of "orphaned" stunnel processes.  They're not
> zombies, they're process that are either in state R or S
> (runnable or sleeping).

What's really annoying is that one of those orphaned stunnel
processes is sucking up all the CPU it can (there are no active

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