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Re: Sending an interrupt to the frontend?

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  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 01:28:48 -0400 (EDT)
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On 12/07/2012 10:00, Yves Klett wrote:
> In earlier incarnations, the kernel would show up as a separate entry in
> the taskbar (on Win XP, that was), which made it very convenient to
> kill. I kind of miss that behaviour (when things go wrong repeatedly).

I wrote a C program that executes the command

c:\windows\System32\taskkill.exe /im MathKernel.exe /t /f

This runs in the background all the time, and responds to a hot key!

The fact that I took time to set this up, probably reflects just how 
troublesome kernel hangs can be!

Perhaps at the very least Mathematica could spawn a program of this type.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk




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