reboot/shutdown with app running and how F28 affects app's cleanup at that moment

asked 2018-07-19 15:19:06 -0600

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People with Firefox say that Fedora 28 may be causing the problem I brought over there, but one of your threads suggests maybe not. Do you know some way to clarify this?

The Firefox problem is that when it is set to never remember history it should automatically empty the cache of stored Web pages, but it doesn't. Their explanation: "If you leave Firefox running and shutdown or restart the system, the Firefox process will not have a chance to clean the cache up - it takes time, and the system will kill it."/"There is probably no way to tell Fedora to wait until it's done [unlike with Windows]." (Https:// (as accessed 7-19-18).) But (as accessed the same day) implicitly suggests the opposite.

I recall that Linux has several ways, maybe five ways, to bring an app or process to an end. Of these, at least one ending likely would permit everything the app likes to do before quitting and at least one other ending would immediately and mercilessly terminate the app in femtoseconds, maybe in one CPU cycle. What is Fedora's method of bringing Firefox to an end? Is this the method for all apps? Is this method used for both shutdown and warm-reboot? Does each app choose its own method and is there a default method if an app does not choose? Or is there a different issue with either Fedora or Firefox (to your knowledge)?

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