SV: Killing Supervisor

Lennart Öhman Lennart.Ohman@REDACTED
Wed Apr 26 13:48:44 CEST 2006

Hi every one.
The suggested answer is of course perfectly correct. However
I believe that that is not exactly what  Surindar is looking
He writes that he wants to terminate the entire supervision
tree using this function. That indicates to me that this is
about stopping a part of his system, in an ordered way.
My suggestion is to think of the supevisor as a child to
a higher layer supervisor. Hence the higher layer supervisor
should be told, using the supevisor API, to stop the child
which is the supervisor in question.
If you simply do exit(Pid,kill) on the supervisor, it will not
be given the chance of terminating its children in an ordered
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Från: owner-erlang-questions@REDACTED genom Serge Aleynikov
Skickat: on 2006-04-26 13:36
Till: Surindar Sivanesan
Kopia: erlang-questions@REDACTED
Ämne: Re: Killing Supervisor

Sorry, I typed too fast.  It should've been SupervisorName instead:

exit(whereis(SupervisorName), kill).

Serge Aleynikov wrote:
> exit(whereis(SupervisorPid), kill).
> Surindar Sivanesan wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I have a supervision tree. We have built in functions to kill the
>> child process.
>> I want to kill the supervisor thereby terminating the whole
>> supervision tree. Is there any way to do that.
>> Please do my favour
>> --
>> with regards,
>> S.Surindar

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