[Sidefx-houdini-list] triggering a seg fault in windows?

Robert Kelly isstuff at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 14:43:29 EDT 2010


maybe this is some kind of RFE for the windows version....
the ability to hand a particular session of houdini its pink slip, and
get it to clean out its desk on its way out.... then take the box it
is carrying its personal effects in and then kill it. Picture that
metaphor!

On 16 June 2010 11:32, Edward Lam <edward at sidefx.com> wrote:
> Steve Tucker wrote:
>> Just to clarify I wasn't insinuating that it's a feature of Houdini
>> that is accessable through cygwin, just that you can get this
>> behaviour through the shell that you otherwise won't get in the
>> windows task manager...
>
> Except that you can't trigger a SEGV even if Houdini was launched from a
> Cygwin shell. In Cygwin, you can only send signals to other Cygwin
> processes, of which Houdini is _not_. You can call "kill" to
> unconditionally terminate a Houdini process, but then you might as well
> just use "taskkill" from a cmd prompt and it doesn't matter how/where
> Houdini was launched.
>
> -Edward
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